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!