Welcome to my weekly segment, Waiting on Wednesday, where I look at upcoming books that I am planning to order and review in the next few months and which I think I will really enjoy. I run this segment in conjunction with the Can’t-Wait Wednesday meme that is currently running at Wishful Endings. Stay tuned to see reviews of these books when I get a copy of them. For this week’s Waiting on Wednesday I check out a cool historical fiction release from early 2021 that I think has a lot of potential, City of Vengeance by D. V. Bishop.
I am always on the lookout for great new authors and interesting debuts to check out, so I was very intrigued when I heard about City of Vengeance, the first novel written by screenwriter D. V. Bishop. City of Vengeance is a historical murder mystery that looks set to serve as the initial entry in a series set in 16th century Florence. This first novel will follow protagonist and investigator Cesare Aldo as he attempts to catch a killer while also dodging politics, rivals and conspiracies that aim to change the very fabric of the city.
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?
This sounds like it is going to be quite a compelling and enjoyable book, and I look forward to finding out how Bishop’s intriguing story turns out. I love a good historical mystery/conspiracy, and based on the above synopsis, City of Vengeance looks set to be an awesome read. I am particularly keen to see the author’s depiction of Renaissance Florence, and it should make for an interesting background setting to the story. City of Vengeance is currently set for release in early February 2021, and I have a feeling that this is going to be one of the top debuts of the year and I look forward to seeing how this fantastic-sounding historical series begins.