BOOKCASE – The Venetian Legacy by Philip Gwynne Jones

Crime Cymru

In this series, we invite our Crime Cymru authors to showcase an excerpt from one of their books. This week, Philip Gwynne Jones tempts us with the M word while setting the scene perfectly for the fifth book in the hugely atmospheric Venice-set Nathan Sutherland series.

Well somehow we’ve reached book 5! Nathan Sutherland – honorary British Consul in Venice, and occasional (and accidental) crimefighter – returns this April in “The Venetian Legacy”.

I’d written two ‘wintry’ books in a row – “The Venetian Masquerade” and “Venetian Gothic” – and figured it was time for a break from shadows and fog. This was a book where I wanted the reader to feel the sand beneath their feet and the sun on their back. Prosecco at sunset, with the light shining on the lagoon. And seafood. Quite a lot of seafood, if I’m being honest. Oh, and the…

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