Death in a Serene City

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  • Hardcover
  • 300
  • Death in a Serene City
  • Edward Sklepowich
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
  • 0688091806

About the Author: Edward Sklepowich

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10 thoughts on “Death in a Serene City

  1. Monica says:

    This is the first book in a series by Edward Sklepowich, featuring a writer sleuth by the name of Urbino Macintyre I did like this book but not sure to what depth This was one of those books where I was always stopping to Google something on the computer that was mentioned in the book Unlike the mystery books I ve been reading that are set in Florence, I have no visual map in my mind of Venice And so I felt compelled to look up this church that is mentioned or that location, such as the isle This is the first book in a series by Edward Sklepowich, featuring a writer sleuth by the name of Urbino Macintyre I did like this book but not sure to what depth This was one of those books where I was always stopping to Google something on the computer that was mentioned in the book Unlike the mystery books I ve been reading that are set in Florence, I have no visual map in my mind of Venice And so I felt compelled to look up this church that is mentioned or that location, such as the isle of Murano By the time I finished the book I had learned quite a lot about Venice which is reason enough for me to continue reading the other books in this series.I felt that at times the book moved rather slowly Urbino Macintyre kept going back and forth, revisiting theories he had entertained about the murder of Maria I found myself growing impatient with only being allowed a bit of information to be given to me and then having to wait until Urbino went back to talk to certain characters onetime.From a plot point of view the book was solid even if the reason for the murder was less sensational than I might have wanted Still, I ve already requested the next book in the series from the library so I can continue reading about murder in Venice

  2. Italo Italophiles says:

    Mr Sklepowich is a solid writer who leaves no loose ends, and who writes in the style of the classic mystery writers His books are not police procedurals, but are the classic three act mysteries, with the murder happening at the end of Act I, after we ve met all the potential suspects Lengthy ruminations on facts uncovered fill Act II And the killer is revealed at the end of Act III, followed by an Epilogue that wraps up all the loose ends.The author peppers his books with literary and histo Mr Sklepowich is a solid writer who leaves no loose ends, and who writes in the style of the classic mystery writers His books are not police procedurals, but are the classic three act mysteries, with the murder happening at the end of Act I, after we ve met all the potential suspects Lengthy ruminations on facts uncovered fill Act II And the killer is revealed at the end of Act III, followed by an Epilogue that wraps up all the loose ends.The author peppers his books with literary and historical references that will stimulate readers, who have similar interests, to rush to references and to read books, to flesh out the backdrop of the mystery series stories The extra research is not necessary to enjoy the stories, but it just an extra level of intellectual entertainment provided by the erudite author.This is my favorite mystery series set in Venice I enjoyed the cozy classic style, the quality writing, the depth of character, and that the author left much to the reader to interpret, rather than spelling everything out in the modern fashion Classic is the word that comes to mind for the Urbino MacIntyre series.Please see my full and illustrated review at Italophile Book Reviewshttp italophilebookreviews.blogspot

  3. Tracey S Choat says:

    Mystery in VeniceThis is an intelligent and entertaining mystery The author s descriptions of Venice, the engaging characters, the history created an fine atmosphere for murder This is not a fast paced thriller, but a slowly built mystery that s meant to be savored I m off to buy the next book in this series.

  4. Carol Cunningham says:

    It was a little slow and the characters underdeveloped If I am going to read a mystery set in Venice, I ll choose Donna Leon.

  5. Avid Series Reader says:

    Death in a Serene City is the first book of the Urbino Macintyre mystery series by Edward Sklepowich The story is set in Venice Italy during the weeks prior to carnevale in 1987 A wide variety of characters are introduced a washerwoman, a hunchback, a priest, a countess, writers and artists None are fleshed out in personality, but each eventually contributes at least a little bit to the solution.Allow plenty of time to read this book it s certainly not light entertainment like a page turner Death in a Serene City is the first book of the Urbino Macintyre mystery series by Edward Sklepowich The story is set in Venice Italy during the weeks prior to carnevale in 1987 A wide variety of characters are introduced a washerwoman, a hunchback, a priest, a countess, writers and artists None are fleshed out in personality, but each eventually contributes at least a little bit to the solution.Allow plenty of time to read this book it s certainly not light entertainment like a page turner or a beach read provides The author is a Fulbright scholar, and it shows his narrative is at the college reading level, with constant references to history, art, the classics, literature, Italian phrases Fascinating information can be learned by following up references on Wikipedia as you read Frankly the references areinteresting than the mystery I first tried to read the book without stopping to look up references, but found it far too dull Since I was reading the book for the Venice in February Reading Challenge , I felt compelled to continue, so I began following along with Wikipedia to enjoy itMany references are completely irrelevant to the story, such as andron , the classical Greek term for men s living quarters as opposed to women s living quarters in a house.Mystery books typically start with a death and consist of the process of unraveling clues to identify the killer and his her motivation Although a death occurs early in this book, unlike most other mysteries it is not the subject of Urbino s investigation He does not decide to investigate anything until page 100, and then he is only interested in the second death He goes around talking to people and not finding out much for the next 100 pages Meanwhiledeaths occur Finally Urbino looks for connections between the deaths He becomes rather smug around page 250, when he begins to figure it out Urbino stages a not very suspenseful confrontation to reveal the killer The intricate and far fetched plot is the least interesting part of the book Ofinterest is Venice itself, the glassblowers on Murano, burials on the cemetery island, the masks worn for carnevale, and dramatic Acqua Alta high tides

  6. Writerlibrarian says:

    A fairly middle of the road kind of mystery What makes it interesting is the settings, the characters and what the major character reads impacts the storyline It made me look up books that I didn t know and featured my all time favorite historical romantic book Consuelo by George Sand Consuelo translated in English My favorite book from my Uni days I stayed up nights to read this Link to the Project Gutenberg text This is Venice, music, opera in the 18e century We get Porpora, Haydn, A fairly middle of the road kind of mystery What makes it interesting is the settings, the characters and what the major character reads impacts the storyline It made me look up books that I didn t know and featured my all time favorite historical romantic book Consuelo by George Sand Consuelo translated in English My favorite book from my Uni days I stayed up nights to read this Link to the Project Gutenberg text This is Venice, music, opera in the 18e century We get Porpora, Haydn, haunted castles in Bohemia, romantic but a little crazy Bohemian count, Vienna, Prague, Berlin Sand did extensive research for this romantic saga and she wrote it at amazing speed having to deliver a piece of the story a week for her then lover s paper Consuelo was first published as a serial with very little rewrites It consumed Sand for months and then after it was all done, she rarely went back to it even to correct typos and such It is her masterpiece and yet not something she looked back on very often I liked Death in a Serene enough to get the second one in the series

  7. Alan says:

    Nice setting in Venice, but in the last 30 pages the mystery suddenly resolves but without really building the foundation for the resolution There were a lot of sudden jumps to the conclusion.The murder of an elderly washerwoman occurs in the small church of San Gabriele, where at the same time someone has stolen the corpse of Santa Teodora from its glass reliquary.

  8. Jennifer Rozens says:

    The book was slow and there wasn t much in the way of mystery None of the clues were pointing to the eventual murderer, but the writing was just ramblings of the hero s impressions of Venice I like reading about Venice, so I would recommend the book on that score, but if you re a mystery fan, read something else.

  9. Francis says:

    A good sense of place, but for me I found the author a rather dispassionate story teller I did not get a sense of participating in the story It waslike seeing it transpire while watching over somebody s shoulder.

  10. Phetsy Dutchko says:

    Skeplowich captures the delicious, dreamy decadence of Venice perfectly in this enthralling mystery populated with vivid characters and intriguing plotting.