By Jane Turner Rylands
From the writer of the acclaimed Venetian Stories, a charming new assortment approximately Venice from the point of view of its citizens. A professor writes lectures on Venetian literature for American millionaires. A baroness falls in love with the architect restoring the traditional palazzo of her husband's family members. An formidable gallery proprietor sells a tender artist's paintings swifter than he can paint it. a salesperson reveals how to journey up a narcissistic race motor vehicle motive force who appears capable of escape with something. As her characters negotiate the clash among culture and a swiftly altering urban, Jane Turner Rylands attracts us deep right into a society all yet unknown to outsiders.From the alternate Paperback edition.
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Since the girl had moved out, the room contained only a secondhand Mission table, a rack of glass-fronted bookshelves and Rebecca’s new laptop. While she luxuriated in having an ofﬁce at home, the silence of the hot-pink walls was oppressive. She missed Juanita’s constant chatter, the slapping of her feet running up and down the stairs. As Rebecca pushed back to leave, Hayes’s reply ﬂashed on the screen: If she wanted background on Gentlemen Only, he’d get right on it. His phone call came less than an hour later.
He slipped his hand to the small of her back, propelled her to a vacant spot out of trafﬁc. He leaned his shoulder against the wall. Watched her while he talked. “The manager, LeClerc, identiﬁed the dead girl as Shauna Aziz. Good girl from a good Egyptian family. Niece to the club’s owner, maybe. S. about eighteen months ago. Working at the club until she’s discovered or some such nonsense. Lived in a room on the second ﬂoor with seven other girls. Her shift didn’t begin until three, so the manager hadn’t missed her.
Paulie was hurting. He pleaded with her to understand. She did. She understood the knight-in-shining-armor impulse only too well. It was right up there with tilting at windmills on the list of top ten most useless endeavors. She wanted to scream. Instead, she reasoned with him. Just because the police released him didn’t mean they’d eliminated him as a suspect. If Paulie returned to the club, and they found out about it, they would be convinced he was mixed up in the girl’s death. Paulie squared narrow shoulders.
Across the Bridge of Sighs by Jane Turner Rylands