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Who do you trust when simply everyone is wearing a mask?

A winter wedding. Venice, 1923. Posie Parker, London’s premier female private detective, is getting married. But on arrival in Venice, Posie finds she is walking into a nightmare. Her lodgings on the Grand Canal are consumed by fire, her famous fiancé is preoccupied, and most bizarrely of all, her hostess, the Countess Romagnoli, confesses she has a stalker and fears for her life.

Tasked with protecting the countess, Posie investigates the other house guests and finds that there are disguises everywhere. And when a terrible murder is committed, with the prospect of the killer striking yet again, Posie realizes she must separate out the shadows of the past and the realities of the present in order to uncover the murderer before it is too late.

In her most dangerous case yet, Posie works alongside both familiar and new colleagues in order to get at the truth. But will the truth come at a terrible price?

This is a classic golden age of crime murder mystery which will appeal to fans of Agatha Christie and Downton Abbey. Murder in Venice is the sixth book in the Posie Parker Mystery Series, although the novel can be enjoyed as a stand-alone. If you love an action-packed 1920s historical cozy crime with a feisty protagonist, get the audiobook now.

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Loved the world but story seemed rushed

I really enjoyed the story and world up until the ending which felt like a rushed attempt to end the book series. At lack of critical thinking that Posie showed in some parts of the book was not consistent in the other books. In the end I was left disappointed with the rushed finish and by a number of the deaths.

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  • Nina
  • 30-11-2020

Struggled to get through

This book was terrible- it pulled together threads from the earlier books, ones that were annoying but could be ignored so the only parts of the book were annoying ones- her relationships, her basic incompetence- I am sorry I purchased it.

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  • Pamela
  • 10-09-2020

Gripping Cosy

“Murder in Venice” is the best book of Hathaway’s series to date but I question referring to it as a cosy. Usually cosies do not rely upon the level of tension that is the backbone of this book. Additionally, cosies generally put a bow on the story at the end so that the reader is looking forward to further adventures but not left hanging. Hathaway has done a terrific job hiding almost everything in plain sight. I only wish the next book in the series was ready now.

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  • Shoeshopper2
  • 06-09-2020

The Best Yet

Couldn't stop listening to this book. It's the best of the series so far. Easy to follow, but difficult to see exactly where the story was leading. Can't wait for the next audio book in the series.

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  • Sandy Morris
  • 04-09-2020

As sure as bread is bread you will love this series!!

Love Posey Parker!! More, more,more!! These stories are so engaging that they are hard not to listen to all at once. Narration is wonderful.

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  • KAshworth
  • 28-12-2020

What a truly horrible book

So much for “a cosy historical murder mystery”. F you’re feeling happy, it will depress you and if you’re feeling down, then I don’t even know how it will leave you feeling. Utterly depressing, utterly unsatisfying and nothing the slightest bit cosy about it. Avoid at all costs.

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  • Nicola Glasgow
  • 08-09-2020

Shocker

I’ve enjoyed the full series of these, until the last one. Ending it very over the top! The writer should’ve have known when to stop. I wished I’d never read these books now, which is sad. Shifts from cozy crime to a horror story!

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