Published 9th July by Newton Compton Publishers 

1510 - In Venice the plague has decimated the city and filled the streets with corpses, Giorgione living under the curfew imposed on all Venetians. But the identity of the female figure in his painting 'The Tempest' provokes a scandal and Giorgione finds himself driven out of his studio into the plague ridden streets.

2020 - As coronavirus deaths increase, the art galleries in London, New York and Venice close and cities are emptied under curfew. But the risk of contagion does not stop crime and Giorgione's famous painting, 'The Tempest,' is stolen.

Then two art dealers are killed in Venice and London, and Gil Eckhart goes on the trail of the murderer. Not only does he have to deal with a mysterious informant who torments him relentlessly, the restrictions imposed by the quarantines and the ruthlessness of the criminals, but also with the ever present threat of infection and death.

Alex Connor
Author & Artist

Alexandra Connor (aka Alex Connor) was born in UK and lives in England. She is an author, artist and art historian. Also 

arts presenter on TV and in 2017 won the Rome Prize for Isle of the Dead, aka Il Dipinto Maleditto. Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, listed in Debretts 'Prominent People of Today.'

about alex connor

Alexandra Connor was born in UK. She had a variety of careers, yet it was only after being stalked and attacked in London that she found her real forté and began her careers as a painter and author.

Her books are published worldwide including UK, USA and Russia.  In 2017 she won the Rome Prize for ‘Isle of the Dead,’ (Italian version ‘Il Dipinto Maledetto’.) The last volume of her trilogy about Caravaggio and Artemisia Gentileshi is being launched in Rome in November 2018, entitled ‘Eredite Caravaggio.’ As a working artist, Alexandra’s paintings are in national collections and she has also illustrated some of her own books. Her non fiction book on art was published in New York.

Her biography and work has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, Observer, The Daily Mail, and many foreign newspapers. Her articles have also been published in UK and Europe. She has been a TV presenter for ITV and BBC and gives talks on the arts as well as narrating her own novels onto CD.

Alexandra is listed in Debrett’s ‘People of Today’ and is also a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.

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