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City of Vengeance (Cesare Aldo 1) - D. V. Bishop

City of Vengeance (Cesare Aldo 1) - D. V. Bishop

Title: City of Vengeance

Author:  D. V. Bishop

ISBN:  9781529038774

Weight:  990 g

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City of Vengeance by D. V. Bishop

City of Vengeance is an explosive debut historical thriller by D. V. Bishop, set in Renaissance Florence.

Florence.  Winter, 1536.  A prominent Jewish moneylender is murdered in his home, a death with wide implications in a city powered by immense wealth.

Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the Renaissance city’s most feared criminal court, is given four days to solve the murder: catch the killer before the feast of Epiphany – or suffer the consequences.

During his investigations Aldo uncovers a plot to overthrow the volatile ruler of Florence, Alessandro de’ Medici.  If the Duke falls, it will endanger the whole city.  But a rival officer of the court is determined to expose details about Aldo’s private life that could lead to his ruin.  Can Aldo stop the conspiracy before anyone else dies, or will his own secrets destroy him first?

Peer & Press Reviews

Dramatic and compelling, a great example of quality historical crime fiction… But the crowning glory of the book has to be the character of Cesare Aldo: bold, disquieting and complex; beautifully crafted with a deep and sensitive understanding of human frailty.  An exciting, engaging story, masterfully told.

Laura Carlin, author of The Wicked Cometh

In Cesare Aldo, Bishop has created a character with the cunning, bravery and balls of steel to take on the twisty, toxic politics of the Medicis with panache.  I can’t wait for his next outing.

Alison Belsham, author of The Embalmer

Compelling and assured.  Does not miss a step through the dark intrigues of sixteenth century Florence, but convinces to the last.  Aldo is a man as fitting for our times as for the bloody streets he takes us to.  And D. V. Bishop makes it all seem effortless.

Shirley McKay, author of the Hew Cullan series

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title City of Vengeance
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Cesare Aldo – book 1
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

CWA Gold Dagger 2022 – longlist

CWA Historical Dagger 2022 – longlist

Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize 2021 – shortlist

Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect competition 2018 – winner

Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Macmillan
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529038774
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 398
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 39mm
Packed weight 1.025kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Paul Reich
Jacket images Alinari Archives, Florence / Bridgeman (Florence images)
Bettmann / Getty Images (Medici coat of arms)
Map artwork Neil Gower

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