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Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night, under a canopy of stars, a fisherman named Cenzo finds a young woman’s body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble.

Born to a wealthy Jewish family, Giulia is on the run from the Wehrmacht SS. Cenzo chooses to protect Giulia – an act of kindness that leads them into the world of Partisans, Mussolini’s broken promises, and, everywhere, the enigmatic maze of the Venice Lagoon.

The Girl from Venice is a suspenseful World War II love story set against the beauty, mystery and danger of occupied Venice.

About The Author

Dough Menuez

Martin Cruz Smith’s novels include Gorky ParkStallion Gate, Nightwing, Polar StarStalin’s GhostRose, December 6, TatianaThe Girl from Venice, and The Siberian Dilemma. He is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize, a recipient of the Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award and Britain’s Golden Dagger Award, and a winner of the Premio Piemonte Giallo Internazionale. He lives in California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (June 1, 2017)
  • Length: 320 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781849838160

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Raves and Reviews

'Smith can make tension rise through the page like a shark's fin'

– Independent

'One of those writers that anyone who is serious about their craft views with respect bordering on awe'

– Val McDermid

‘Cleverly and intelligently told, The Girl from Venice is a truly riveting tale of love, mystery and rampant danger. I loved it’

– Kate Furnivall, author of 'The Liberation'

‘Smith not only constructs grittily realistic plots, he also has a gift for characterisation of which most thriller writers can only dream'

– Mail on Sunday

'The story drips with atmosphere and authenticity – a literary triumph'

– David Young, bestselling author of 'Stasi Child'

'Smith was among the first of a new generation of writers who made thrillers literary'

– Guardian

'Brilliant…enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind'

– The New Yorker

'Brilliantly worked, marvellously written . . . an imaginative triumph'

– Sunday Times

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