Death in the Floating City
Years ago, Emily's childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, scandalized polite society when she eloped with an Italian count. But now her father-in-law lies murdered, and her husband has fled, making him the prime suspect. Alone in her empty palazzo, there's no one Emma can turn to for help but Emily, who... show more
Years ago, Emily's childhood nemesis, Emma Callum, scandalized polite society when she eloped with an Italian count. But now her father-in-law lies murdered, and her husband has fled, making him the prime suspect. Alone in her empty palazzo, there's no one Emma can turn to for help but Emily, who leaves at once for Venice. When a 15th century ring is found in the hand of the slain man, the mysteries of the past and present become entwined, and in order to find the murderer, Emily must first unravel the secret of a centuries old love affair. Her investigations take her through the canals of the ancient city, from opulent palazzi to slums, libraries, and bordellos, but the past does not give up its secrets easily, especially when these revelations might threaten the interests of some very powerful people, and Emily finds herself stalked by an ominous masked figure, determined to keep her from solving the case at any cost.
Publish date: 2012-10-16
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 309
Edition language: English
Series: Lady Emily (#7)
I'm giving this 4 stars but really, it's probably closer to 3.5 but it held my interest in a way few books have recently. The story takes place in Venice and the author did a fantastic job with setting the scene, but still, for some reason, I was missing something that gave me that sense that I wa...
It's been awhile since I've read one of these, and I'd forgotten just how much I love Emily and Colin.I do wish that Emily and Colin had shared a bit more page time as I love their relationship, but it wasn't something that really put me off.This book contains a story within the story featuring a pa...
Tasha Alexander's Lady Emily books are among my favorite Victorian mystery series, and I am sufficiently hooked on her writing enough to grab a copy blindly whenever a new book is released. I am rather disappointed in this latest book, though. It seems that the series is winding down, and there is n...
4+ starsStill reeling from finishing the book... not quite ready to do a full review on it yet. I'm so overwhelmed with the story and emotion, I can't possibly do a review justice. This is such a bittersweet story - lovely, horrible, joyful, sad, tragic, hopeful.... such a gambit of emotion! A sort ...
Death in the Floating City by Tasha Alexander is the seventh installment of the Lady Emily series, which I’ve mentioned numerous times on the blog as a favorite of mine. I’ve been anticipating the release for months, but I was still absolutely floored by how seriously awesome it is. THIS SERIES, yo...