Help me find this book set in Venice!
July 21, 2012 12:55 PM   Subscribe

Book search: looking to find the title/author of a mystery set in Venice. Likely NOT Donna Leon, the mystery features a married British couple in Venice on vacation. Plot elements may include a suitcase of books, a murder that takes place at a film festival or fashion show. The couple become involved in solving the case. Published in the last decade, perhaps. Thanks!
posted by kidelo to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Darker and older than your description, but maybe The Comfort of Strangers?
posted by iconomy at 1:29 PM on July 21, 2012

Here's a list of books set in Venice.
posted by TheRaven at 1:42 PM on July 21, 2012

Haughton Murphy's "A Very Venetian Murder", perhaps? Number 7 in a series featuring retired New York City lawyer Reuben Frost and his ballet dancer wife Cynthia; set in Venice, about the murder of a fashion designer. It's earlier than this last decade --- published in 1993 --- but fits the rest of your specifications. (Muphy was the alter ego of James Duffy, a real-life NY lawyer.)
posted by easily confused at 2:46 PM on July 21, 2012

Wow -- the list of books set in Venice is exhaustive! Thanks.

Very Venetian Murder and Comfort of Strangers are good suggestions -- will pass them along to see if they elicit recollection.

More answers welcome!
posted by kidelo at 5:50 AM on July 22, 2012

Turns out it wa Very Venetian Murder! Thanks, easily confused.
posted by kidelo at 5:51 AM on July 23, 2012

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