Near-fine first edition, with slight bend to one corner and some light bruising to top of spine. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with some light surface markings and some bruising to spine.
Commissario Guido Brunetti of the Venice Questura is shocked to hear that Brett Lynch, a friend since a murder case at La Fenice, has suffered a savage beating.
The attack, in the beautiful palazzo home of Flavia Petrelli, reigning diva of La Scala, had come with a message: 'Don't keep that appointment with Dottor Semenzato.'
Then, with the storm clouds gathering fast over the city, a man's body is found . . .