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1 de Prada, Juan Manuel; Antill, Paul, translator THE TEMPEST
(London): Sceptre, (1997). 0340750227 / 9780340750223 First edition in English. Hardcover. Fine in a fine photo-pictorial dust jacket. 
Spanish art historian Alejandro Ballesteros travels to Venice to study Giorgione's "The Tempest" and finds the city affecting him more than he had anticipated. Though he goes to study the painting, he instead begins to find himself. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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2 Holme, Timothy THE DEVIL AND THE DOLCE VITA
New York: Walker and Company, (1982). 0802756956 / 9780802756954 First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's slip laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
On duty in Venice, Italy, Inspector Peroni investigates the disappearance of a vagrant singer and finds himself being invited to a Black Mass and offered an immense bribe. 
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3 Langton, Jane THE THIEF OF VENICE
(New York, New York): Viking, (1999). 0670882100 / 9780670882106 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine, in a price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. Jacket art by Gail Belenson. With illustrations by the author. 
Homer Kelly is lured to Venice for a rare book conference, wife Mary comes along, camera in tow--can murder be far behind? SIGNED by the author to the publisher's tipped-in leaf. 
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4 Pasinetti, P.M. VENETIAN RED
New York: Random House, (1960). First edition. Hardcover. Fine in clay-colored cloth with gilt and brown lettering to the spine; in an illustrated dust jacket that is very faintly rubbed and shows some pale dots of stain to reverse of spine panel. Jacket design by Reynold Ruffins. 
A novel about two families in Venice between World Wars I and II. Marco Partibon left years ago, but now his grandmother has died and his niece and nephew are trying to find him and bring him back to Venice to help them with the Fascist Fassola family. 
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5 Sklepowich, Edward DEATH IN A SERENE CITY
New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1990). 0688091806 / 9780688091804 First edition. Hardcover. Very nearly fine in a like illustrated dust jacket. 
The author's first mystery. 'DEATH IN A SERENE CITY [Venice] is what a reader like me dreams about in a mystery: a literate, civilized, leisurely detective story in the grand old tradition."--Aaron Elkins. 
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