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Ascension

(2015)
(The first book in the Alvise Marangon series)
A novel by

 
 
Wonderful . . . I loved being transported to my favourite time in my favourite city' - ANDREA DI ROBILANT'
A special thriller set in the Venetian past - its colours and intrigues so vividly described'- FRANCESCO DA MOSTO

When a young tour guide, Alvise Marangon, offers to help an English Grand Tourist, little does he know that it will lead to his being embroiled in blackmail and conspiracy. To add to his woes, he is then forcibly recruited into the city's powerful secret service to investigate a murder case. A reluctant spy he may be, but he is a gifted one. Amidst the world of gambling dens and courtesans, something momentous is being planned for the Feast of the Ascension, Venice's most important and spectacular holiday, and it seems that only Alvise can prevent the day turning into bloody mayhem.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"A special thriller set in the Venetian past-its colours and intrigues so vividly described." - Francesco Da Mosto


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Used availability for Gregory Dowling's Ascension

Hardback Editions

September 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ascension: A Novel (Alvise Marangon Mysteries)
Author(s): Gregory Dowling
ISBN: 1-250-10852-7 / 978-1-250-10852-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ascension (The Alvise Marangon Mysteries - Book 1)
Author(s): Gregory Dowling
ISBN: 1-84697-313-9 / 978-1-84697-313-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Polygon An Imprint of Birlinn Limited
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Kindle Editions

September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Ascension: A Novel (Alvise Marangon Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Gregory Dowling
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
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September 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Ascension: The Times History Book of the Month
Author(s): Gregory Dowling
Publisher: Polygon
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU