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The Venetian Game

(2017)
(The first book in the Venice series)
A novel by

 
 
'An unputdownable thriller' Gregory Dowling

'It is no surprise to find that Philip Gwynne Jones lives in Venice... art and architecture interweave into a story that builds to an almost surreal climax' Daily Mail

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A game of cross and double-cross in Venice, one of the most beautiful cities on earth.

From his office on the Street of the Assassins, Nathan Sutherland enjoys a steady but unexciting life translating Italian DIY manuals. All this changes dramatically when he is offered a large sum of money to look after a small package containing an extremely valuable antique prayer book illustrated by a Venetian master. But is it a stolen masterpiece - or a brilliant fake?

Unknown to Nathan, from a vast mansion on the Grand Canal twin brothers Domenico and Arcangelo Moro, motivated by nothing more than mutual hatred, have been playing out a complex game of art theft for twenty years. And now Nathan finds himself unwittingly drawn into their deadly business . . .

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Praise for Philip Gwynne Jones

'Superb - always gripping, beautifully constructed and vivid' Stephen Glover

'Sinister and shimmering, The Venetian Game is as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself' L.S. Hilton, bestselling author of Maestra

'Clever and great fun' The Times

'The Venetian setting is vividly described... good, fluid writing makes for easy reading' Literary Review

'Un-put-downable . . . If you love Venice, you'll love this because you'll be transported there in an instant. If you've not been to Venice, read this book and then go. If you like intrigue, and a clever plot, you'll love this book' Amazon reviewer, 5*****

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Vengeance in Venice, the second book in Philip Gwynne Jones' sensational Venice series, is available now

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"An unputdownable thriller." - Gregory Dowling

"Sinister and shimmering, 'The Venetian Game' is as haunting and darkly elegant as Venice itself." - L S Hilton


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Used availability for Philip Gwynne Jones's The Venetian Game

Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Venetian Game: a haunting thriller set in the heart of Italy's most secretive city
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
ISBN: 1-4721-2397-2 / 978-1-4721-2397-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Venetian Game
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
ISBN: 1-78706-939-7 / 978-1-78706-939-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


July 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Venetian Game
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
ISBN: 1-78771-005-X / 978-1-78771-005-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   


May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Venetian Game
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Venetian Game
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Venetian Game
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Venetian Game
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Venetian Game: a haunting thriller set in the heart of Italy's most secretive city
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Venetian Game: a haunting thriller set in the heart of Italy's most secretive city
Author(s): Philip Gwynne Jones
Publisher: Constable
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU