The Thief of Venice by Jane Langton
A Homer Kelly Mystey

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In Venice, Homer’s wife uncovers a decades-old conspiracy

Four-month summer holidays, spring break, and regular sabbaticals mean that Harvard professors Mary and Homer Kelly never have trouble finding time to vacation. Unfortunately, Homer’s sideline as an amateur sleuth means that they rarely get to relax during their time off. And so, when Homer begs Mary to let them visit Venice to attend a conference in the famed rare book library of Cardinal Bessarion, Mary agrees on condition that Homer avoid any dead bodies. When they arrive in Venice, it is Mary, not Homer, who stumbles upon a murder. An intent sightseer, she combs the city with her camera, snapping pictures of anything that catches her eye. But when one of her snapshots captures something it shouldn’t, Mary is sucked into a decades-old mystery that stretches back to the darkest moments of World War II.

About Jane Langton

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One of Penguin's top-selling mystery authors, Jane Langton is the author of fourteen other Homer Kelly mysteries.
Published March 6, 2012 by Road. 259 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Homer Kelly’s 14th case sends the Concord, Mass., professor and his wife and colleague Mary (The Face on the Wall, 1998, etc.) to a rare book conference in Venice, where Mary’s tourist photos will reveal a missing woman and lead to a stolen treasure, a modern miracle, and sudden, violent death—al...

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Then one of Mary's myriad photos of Venice reveals the whereabouts of a missing woman, Lucia Costanza, who has allegedly murdered her husband.

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