Death by the Arno

Death by the Arno

by Justin Ellis


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As a City struggles to recover from severe austerity measures imposed by the previous regime, it is hit by a crime-wave. One of the City's leading figures is murdered, and all the evidence points to Donato, a gifted young artist who has just arrived from out of town, as the culprit.

Florence, 1504. Leonardo's Mona Lisa and Michelangelo's statue of David are completed as the Renaissance reaches its peak. The City, however, is in turmoil following frequent and violent regime changes.

Donato finds himself caught up in the crime-wave that is destabilising the City, and in a murder plot involving both Leonardo and Michelangelo. Niccolò Machiavelli has been charged by the government with leading the investigation. Can he solve the puzzle of who lies behind the crimes in time to save one of the artists and the City itself?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530866366
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/25/2016
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Justin Ellis was born in London in 1970. He grew up in England, Zambia, Indonesia and Italy. He studied law at university, and has been a commercial solicitor in London since qualifying in 1995. In 2006 he was one of the founders of a new firm, iLaw. He likes to spend his spare time with his family and a glass of cold Manzanilla sherry in south-western Spain.

Death by the Arno is Justin's debut novel.

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