Florentine Revenge

Florentine Revenge Celia lives and works in Florence as a tour guide and thinks the forthcoming birthday celebrations for the young wife of wealthy businessman Lucas Marsh will bring the usual mix of museums galleries

  • Title: Florentine Revenge
  • Author: Christobel Kent
  • ISBN: 9780141019758
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Celia lives and works in Florence as a tour guide and thinks the forthcoming birthday celebrations for the young wife of wealthy businessman Lucas Marsh, will bring the usual mix of museums, galleries and exclusive shopping But, in the cold December weather a man s body is found in a disused swimming pool a man who 15 years earlier was the chief suspect in an enquiry inCelia lives and works in Florence as a tour guide and thinks the forthcoming birthday celebrations for the young wife of wealthy businessman Lucas Marsh, will bring the usual mix of museums, galleries and exclusive shopping But, in the cold December weather a man s body is found in a disused swimming pool a man who 15 years earlier was the chief suspect in an enquiry into the death of a six year old English girl As Celia s working weekend progresses, she finds she is by no means alone in remembering the gruesome details of that terrible murder, and she and her companions seem unwittingly to get embroiled further and further into the mysteries surrounding a 15 year old grievance, and a very current murder.

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    1. Two of my favourite things with this one - a novel set in Italy (even better, Florence), and a bit of a murder mystery.A 7 year old English girl is murdered at a local Florentine swimming pool and then we jump 15 years ahead. Celia Donnelly is an English tour guide in the city of Florence. Her latest client is a rich Englishman, spending a quick few days in Florence with his younger wife for her birthday. He wants no expense spared - private tours and shopping experiences, and a dinner in an old [...]

    2. This doesn't get marked as a Sandro Cellini mystery, but it introduces several key characters who appear in those Florentine mysteries. I enjoyed story, setting and the character writing. Especially good if one has at least a nodding acquaintance with the city of Florence.

    3. This is a great mystery novel that takes place in Florence. I went to Italy a few years ago so it was fun to read this and remember a lot of the places. It is a good book that tells a lot of different characte's stories.

    4. This was a really good read, a story set in Italy and revolving around a 15 year old kidnap and murder. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading more by this author.

    5. My first experience with Kent was her Sandro Cellini mystery series, and I'm in the middle of the fourth one now, but my copy was too chunky for a plane trip, so I picked up this one instead. With no mention of Cellini on the back cover or elsewhere, I was surprised not only to find him, his wife, and some other series continuing characters as pivotal secondary characters in this one, but that the mystery in this book is the entire backstory for why Sandro became a private detective, everything [...]

    6. I found "A Florentine Revenge" thoroughly enjoyable, and only regret that it seems to be the earliest book by Kent available in the Maine library system. (She has written three earlier books).Yes, it has a leisurely pace, and probably could be a bit shorter. I usually am the first to complain about self-indulgently long literary works. However, the type is large so the book is not as long as one would expect, and I found the writing excellent and just enjoyed reading more of it.I don't know Flor [...]

    7. I liked how Florence the city is a clear character in the book. I get the impression that the author loves the city, but then it's hard not to. The book was written in 2005, and I couldn't help but think things like - "Didn't people Google things back then?" (well, yes, of course, but possibly not so much information was available then), because so much of the plot revolves around missing information that would be easy to pull up with a quick Web search today. Email is mentioned at the end of th [...]

    8. I liked this. I originally decided to read it as I've always loved Florence though this book doesn't pull any punches and certainly doesn't treat Florence in a romantic way. The central theme is very dark dealing as it does with the murder of a young girl some 15 years before the story begins. Slow paced at times it nevertheless kept me interested no doubt because of the soild character design. Worth a look.

    9. This was an interesting book. I loved the setting in Florence. I had just returned from a holiday there days before starting the book and could visualize many of the locations. The book is slow tempo and that can be a bit frustrating but the characters and well drawn and you do have sympathy for them.I understand Christobel Kent has written other books with Sandro the Police Officer as a detective after leaving the force.

    10. A new mystery author! I liked the fact that this was set in Florence, given that ZQ and I had just visited in May 2008. The atmospherics are great, though the plot seemed to me, a little more intertwined than it really needed to be.

    11. Convincing characters, well-sketched by an omniscient narrator; well developed setting that was made all the clearer by being a tourist in Florence while reading it. The plot was predictable and everything was tied up a bit too neatly. A 3.5 really.

    12. I love Florence and this book does a wonderful job of evoking the feel of the city. I didn't care for the switching of narrators and the whole plot took forever to unfold.

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