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A Venetian Moon (DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries Book 9)

A Venetian Moon (DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries Book 9) [Kindle Edition]

Bill Rogers
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DCI Tom Caton’s honeymoon on the enchanting island of San Clemente in the Venice Lagoon is disturbed by the discovery of a corpse, risen from a watery grave. A corpse that will return to haunt him.

The arrival of Commissario Bonifati and his beautiful yet unfathomable colleague Sovrintendente Caterina Volpe, signals the beginning of an investigation that will delve into the hidden world of the Mafia in Britain. An investigation in which nobody, friend or foe alike, is entirely as they seem. What begins as a simple yet intriguing murder case will have explosive consequences that only one man can have foreseen, and none can avoid.

Number nine in the acclaimed British Crime Fiction Series, the DCI Tom Caton Manchester Murder Mysteries.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1800 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Publisher: Caton Books Ltd; First edition (24 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H7GCL7K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,108 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I have written ten crime thriller novels to date - all of them based in and around the City of Manchester.

My first novel The Cleansing was short listed for the Long Barn Books Debut Novel Award, and has just been awarded the e-Publishing Consortium Writer's Award 2011. My fourth in the series - A Trace of Blood - reached the semi-final of the 2009 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. All nine have featured in the top ten paid for bestsellers in the Amazon Kindle British Crime Fiction category. Number ten - Angel Meadow - is due out in September 2014.

My novels are part of a series featuring DCI Tom Caton and his team. Part police procedural, part crime thriller. They can also be read as stand alone novels. A Fatal Intervention, although part of the series, is more appropriately a stand alone crime thriller because of the limited appearances of Caton and his team.

Also available is an an anthology of short stories - Breakfast at Katsouris - and a unique book of Short Walks around the city of Manchester - Caton's Manchester - incorporating crime scenes featured in my novels.

Born in London with four generations of Metropolitan Police behind me - my grandfather was a founding member and head of the Flying Squad - I moved North forty odd years ago and fell in love with the people, the countryside, and the City of Manchester. I try to capture the spirit, exuberance, and history of the region in my novels, as well as some of the dark underbelly in which Caton works.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good story 29 Dec 2013
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On the whole, I found this to be an enjoyable read. DCI Tom Caton and his new bride Kate are honeymooning in Venice, when they quite literally come across a dead body floating in the canal. Back home again, Tom is soon joined by Commissario Bonifati and his assistant Sovrintendente Caterina Volpe who fly to Manchester from Venice when the body is identified as being a Mancunian,Giovanni Richetti. The story then twists and turns and you are certainly kept guessing as the trio try to work out why he was killed and who by. You also very soon realise that Bonifati is not telling Tom everything he needs to know. There are a couple of subplots running alongside the investigation, but it all seems to pull together at the end quite nicely and to say more about that would be to spoil the read entirely.

I like the characters of Tom and Kate, they are nice, down to earth people with a passion for fine dining. I also particularly liked the way the author depicted Manchester, with lots of little nuggets of information about the city which really brought the setting to life.

However, I did come across a lot of typos, along the lines of missing words and than/that errors, but more importantly some quite confusing transpositions. However I understand the author has corrected these errors and submitted a second edition so I have amended my review upwards from three stars to four. Happy reading!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story from Bill Rogers 30 Dec 2013
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Thoroughly enjoyed the latest book about Manchester detective Tom Caton. Not the best of the series but still very good nevertheless. My Italian is non-existent and there were a few sentences in the book without obvious translation but this didn't detract from the story at all. Manchester is my favourite city and its lovely to read little snippets about it, especially the restaurants ( have Katsouris deli on my 'to visit' list from previous novels) Interesting seeing the characters develop in each novel, can't wait to see how Kate's jealousy pans out in the forthcoming stories.
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3.0 out of 5 stars He's written better! 5 Feb 2014
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Seems a bit rambling and missing the point for much of the story. Bill has obviously done a lot of research into the Italian community, in Manchester and possibly is learning the language, and he seems determined to use it at all costs, including losing the pace and structure of the story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Venetian Moon by Bill Rogers 31 Jan 2014
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Bill's novels hust keep getting better and I thoroughly enjoyed this latest DCI Tom Caton story, 'A Venetian Moon' which begins in Venice where Tom and Kate are on honeymoon. A young woman's scream draws the detective to the scene of a bloated body floating face-down in the canal.
Some time later the investigating officer, Commissario Umberto Bonifati and his stunningly attractive assistant, Caterina Volpe, arrive in Manchester to follow up the case. It transpires that the body in the canal had been murdered and the victim was a Mancunian!
Tom and Umberto are soon following up connections to Manchester's gangland and the Mafia, while Tom tries to decipher exactly what is Umberto's brief.
With his usual attention to detail Bill creates the atmosphere of Venice, a place he knows well, with confident strokes. The main characters are easy to identify with and clearly drawn. The sub plots provide plausible background without being allowed to distract from the main story.
A well paced book with plenty of excitement, underpinned by a thought provoking theme in the form of an awareness of the scale of organised crime and the need for international cooperation, by law enforcement agencies to combat its powerful and sinister influence.
Sue Almond
January 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Cream of Manchester 20 Jan 2014
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Bill Rogers is right up there with best of them - Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, Stephen Booth - the cream of British crime writers.
A Venetian Moon takes his sense of place abroad and brings an Anglo Itallian perspective to his character Tom Caton.
As with all his previous works you'll find it difficult to "put down".
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5.0 out of 5 stars This series just gets better and better! 15 Jan 2014
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I haven't been to Manchester or Venice, but Bill Rogers writes in such detail and with local knowledge that I felt I had been transported to both places when I got engrossed in this latest Tom Caton tale. This is a clever, complex story that weaves current changes in policing at local and national levels into the plot as well as updating us on Tom's relationships with his wife and son.
It is a very skilled author who can carry so convincingly so many different characters; I especially liked the Italian police officers and running two languages through the book enhanced the enjoyment for me and was not distracting as I initially thought it might have been.
Based on real places, Bill leads us into Tom's world. His drawing of Tom Caton is well rounded and utterly convincing; I love that Tom is thoughtful and mindful of his responsibilities as a police officer, dad, husband and colleague.
I had read all the previous books in the series at a gallop, one after the other and will now have to wait impatiently for the next!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing!! 14 Jan 2014
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book. As with all Bill Roger's books it has a good story line, is well written, with an excellent detective in Tom Caton, who is also a good policeman, a good husband and colleague. I actually gave it 31/2 stars as it took some getting used to the Italian phrases and translations as you went along, but you get used to that. A good ending too!
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