The Madman of Venice by Sophie Masson
Hodder Children's Books ISBN 9780340883655
Venice, 1602 - the setting for this fantastic story. It is a beautiful city but it also holds sinister secrets and intrigue. Matthew Ashby, an English merchant, heads to Venice with his daughter and young assistant. There they find themselves in an unimaginable mystery. Nothing is as it seems, not least the Madman of Venice.