About the Author...
Nina Wachsman lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but her heart is in Venice, Italy. Nina is a former art director, and visits Venice at least every 2 years for the Annual Art Biennale, and is a descendant of a great rabbi of the Ghetto of Venice. A member of Sisters in Crime, Historical Novel Society and Mystery Writers of America, she is an avid reader of historical mysteries and suspense. She lives with her husband and runs a healthcare marketing company in partnership with her son. “The Gallery of Beauties” is her debut novel.
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The Gallery of Beauties
Venice, 1612. A golden age for women of beauty, talent and ambition.
When Diana, the widowed rabbi’s daughter, is asked to pose for her portrait for a “Gallery of Beauties” , she cannot refuse the opportunity for a temporary escape from the dreariness of the Ghetto.
Intrigued by the artist and the illustrious women he has already painted, Diana is bedazzled when he introduces her to Belladonna, a powerful courtesan who has all of Venice at her feet.
As one by one, the subjects of the Gallery of Beauties are poisoned, the courtesan and the rabbi’s daughter learn to rely on each other and their wits as they struggle to unmask the murderer and survive.
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