In the City of Dark Waters

In the City of Dark Waters

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Penguin Putnam
Jane Jakeman returns with a thrilling tale of murder, love, and the artist's life, set amid the labyrinthine canals of Venice.

At the dawn of the twentieth century, among the crumbling marble glories of Venice where the nobility still dwells in ancient palazzi, one can easily forget the breakneck pace of the outside world. Here, artist Claude Monet and his wife Alice have escaped scandal and rumor in Paris so that Claude might capture the famous Venetian light on water and marble. Their fellow guest Revel Callender is a London lawyer on a year's sabbatical, eager to learn Italian and study the galleries.

But even as they glide through the placid waters of the canals, undercurrents of intrigue are surfacing. Monet remains haunted by the Parisian murder case that brought unwanted attention to his wife. And when the powerful, age-old Casimiri family hires Callender to handle some paperwork, his fascination with the ethereal Clara Casimiri draws him into a labyrinth of legend, sexual deviation-and murder.

Baker & Taylor
Fleeing the scandal and rumors that plagued them in Paris following a murder, Claude Money and his wife Alice have escaped to Venice, but the dark secrets of the past continue to haunt them when their fellow guest at a Venetian palazzo, Revel Callender, a London attorney on sabbatical, is hired by the powerful Casimiri family. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Venice, 1908: Among the crumbling marble glories of Venice, where the nobility still dwells in ancient palazzi, one can easily forget the breakneck pace of the world outside the sleepy city. Here, artist Claude Monet and his wife have escaped the nooses of scandal and rumor in Paris so that Claude might capture the famous Venetian light on water and marble. Like them, Revel Callender is taking a year's respite from his London law practice to learn Italian, study the galleries, perhaps even try his own hand at art.
Little do the outsiders know, however, that scandal and intrigue will find them even here, lost as they are in the labyrinth of canals. Monet remains haunted by the Parisian murder case that brought unwanted attention to his wife. And when the ever-powerful, age-old Casimiri family hires Callender to handle some paperwork upon the passing of their beloved ancient principessa, the Londoner cannot stop thinking about the ethereal Clara Casimiri - and is led into a web of murder, legend, and sexual deviation. And he knows that, on an island city, you can hide but you can't run.

Publisher: New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780425209813
0425209814
Branch Call Number: Mystery Jak
Characteristics: 312 p. ; 24 cm

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