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Frail Barrier (Urbino McIntyre Mystery #8)

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The new Urbino Mcintyre Venetian mystery - Amateur sleuth and long-time Venice-resident Urbino Mcintyre is investigating three deaths from apparently natural causes in the space of a few weeks that have aroused his suspicions. As Venice prepares for the annual Regatta and the atmosphere reaches fever pitch, Urbino knows that somewhere, just beyond his reach, is the vital p ...more
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Severn House Publishers (first published September 30th 2007)
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Tony Fitzpatrick
This is a straightforward detective story involving various characters living in Venice, somewhat complicated and a little overlong. However it isn't so much a novel as a travelogue on Venice. You could read this book and draw a map of the City, make a reasonable fist of drafting a guidebook, and start to build a simple library of tourist Italian (well enough to get you served in Florian's). The principal, Urbino Macintyre, an American but very naturalised in Venice, is an appalling prig - he sw ...more
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EDWARD SKLEPOWICH has been an expatriate American for many years. He has been a Fullbright scholar of American literature in Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia. He divides his time between Tunisia, where he is a university lecturer, Venice, New York, and a former Phoenician town on the Tunisian Mediterranean called Sousse. His deep feeling for Venice is one expression of his maternal Italian heritage.
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