"Could not put it down. The vivid scenes of Venice were delightful, the characters and the twists and turns were a real page turner. I finished reading it in two evenings and found myself wanting more."  — SUSAN FURMAN, author of The Matchmaker and A Special Star: My Journey with Lucy

"The author brings Venice alive for all the reader’s senses ... very obviously written by a man who has been there, absorbed it all through his very pores, and loves the place. Now he is sharing it with us, and we are the richer for it ... mystery novel and a sensual reading experience you won’t soon forget." — AVA DAY, COZIES, CAPERS AND CRIMES

"Highly entertaining and intelligent ... darker side of the art world ... theft, murder, forgery and pillage ... witty journey ... does not let us down. " — NOEL HYND, THE BOOKSHELF

"Intriguing tale ... entangled in the politics and underground of Venice ... well-crafted mystery ... will leave mystery buffs eagerly looking forward to another encounter with this urbane and witty New Yorker." THE MYSTERY/SUSPENSE SHELF, MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW

"Exciting climax ... plumbs the depths of corruption in Venice ... rich in the lore of Venice ... fast-paced and well-plotted adventure — a real page-turner. Armchair travelers who love art with a healthy dose of murder and mayhem will enjoy." — MICHELE REED, I LOVE A MYSTERY