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A Funeral of Gondolas (Inspector Peroni Mystery #2)

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Inspector Peroni is glad to be done with Verona, but he's none too thrilled with Venice. The cuisine is an endless parade of soup, and the crime is as bland as the menu. The most nefarious crime Peroni's supervisors can come up with is a gambling ring involving the city's annual gondola race, and not only is it run by a local priest, but the proceeds go to charity. That's

Hardcover, 236 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Coward McCann
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Dec 01, 2015 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although not as engaging as The Neapolitan Streak, Gondola is still a good read, quite complex and entertaining. Peroni is a bit less over-the-top here.
Jan 16, 2010 Edie rated it it was ok
There are some technical difficulties with this book--perhaps it didn't have a great copy reader to catch errors. The story does give an interesting look at the Regatta in Venice and I am encouraged to read more books based on the main character. It was a bit of a chore to finish.
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Timothy Holme (1928-1987) was an English born, but latterly Italian resident, author. He is best known for his biography of Carlo Goldoni, the Venetian playwright and librettist, and for his series of five mystery novels featuring the fictional Neapolitan detective Achille Peroni.

Timothy Holme began his working life in the theatre, switching to journalism after seven years of acting. On holiday in
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