It’s a tricky case for Charles Dickens and Superintendent Jones! Perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Victorian crime mysteries, A Christmas Carol and David Copperfield…
Two cities, two skeletons, linked by a mysterious vision…
An Italian music master and an English governess disappear from the house of Sir Neptune Fane, a prominent Member of Parliament.
A female skeleton is found in a disused water tank behind a house which has been empty for five years.
Her neck had been broken and found with a jewelled chain around it.
Charles Dickens is reminded of his time in Venice a few years earlier, when he thought he saw a monk with his hands on a girl’s neck, the glimpse of jewels in fleeting torchlight, a cry of fear.
And later he read that a girl was found drowned at the spot where he had his vision.
Are the two corpses connected? And what is the link to Sir Neptune Fane?
Charles Dickens and Superintendent Sam Jones must find the link between the backstreets of London and the mysterious canals of Venice…
At Midnight In Venice is the fifth urban mystery in J. C. Briggs’ literary historical series, the Charles Dickens investigations, a traditional British detective series set in Victorian London.