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The new Urbino Mcintyre Venetian mystery - Amateur sleuth and long-time Venice-resident Urbino Mcintyre is investigating three deaths from apparently natural causes in the space of a few weeks that have aroused his suspicions. As Venice prepares for the annual Regatta and the atmosphere reaches fever pitch, Urbino knows that somewhere, just beyond his reach, is the vital pThe new Urbino Mcintyre Venetian mystery - Amateur sleuth and long-time Venice-resident Urbino Mcintyre is investigating three deaths from apparently natural causes in the space of a few weeks that have aroused his suspicions. As Venice prepares for the annual Regatta and the atmosphere reaches fever pitch, Urbino knows that somewhere, just beyond his reach, is the vital piece of information that just might enable him to save an innocent life, if only he can find it in time . . ....

Title : Frail Barrier
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ISBN : 9780727865694
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 215 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Frail Barrier Reviews

  • Tony Fitzpatrick
    2019-03-01 01:21

    This is a straightforward detective story involving various characters living in Venice, somewhat complicated and a little overlong. However it isn't so much a novel as a travelogue on Venice. You could read this book and draw a map of the City, make a reasonable fist of drafting a guidebook, and start to build a simple library of tourist Italian (well enough to get you served in Florian's). The principal, Urbino Macintyre, an American but very naturalised in Venice, is an appalling prig - he swans around Venice, drinking coffee and wine, reading Goethe (supposedly for his next book), and hob knobbing with titled and rich friends. He has a private gondola (with a personal gondolier!), and an apartment in a palazzo in the centre of Venice. In between all this fine living he does "good deeds" for people, and solves crimes. I am not sure that he is in anyway believable (or really very likeable). I suspect he is what the author might like to be! The story is one of a murder (and a manslaughter) to stop a rich dying German leaving his substantial fortune to his young gay lover. The German's nephew, whose business is in trouble, is a suspect, but charms Macintyre (and his rich friend the Contessa da Capo-Zendrini). Caught up is a bathroom cleaner at Florians and her sister, a few singers, gondolier, a stationer, and a purveyor of homoeopathic remedies. Finishes very abruptly, and not terribly satisfactorily. Never mind, amusing read.