A DEATH IN VENICE When Adam Woods takes a job as the assistant to the reclusive bestselling author Gordon Crace he unearths a secret that takes him from the dank canals of Venice back to England, and his own murky past. What follows is a deadly game of cat and mouse, involving deception, blackmail and the cold lust for fame. But it is not until Adam returns to Venice and the two men confront each other that it transpires all is not as it appears to be . . . The Lying Tongue is a deeply atmospheric thriller that will grip you until its shocking climax.