Painted Veil

Painted Veil

Beverle Graves Myers / Jan 20, 2020

Painted Veil Venice Castrato soprano Tito Amato has let fame go to his head Neglecting his vocal practice for dubious pleasures Tito finds himself demoted to secondary roles and overshadowed by a visiting s

  • Title: Painted Veil
  • Author: Beverle Graves Myers
  • ISBN: 9781590582947
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • Venice, 1734 Castrato soprano Tito Amato has let fame go to his head Neglecting his vocal practice for dubious pleasures, Tito finds himself demoted to secondary roles and overshadowed by a visiting star When the murder of scene painter Luca Cavalieri threatens to close the opera house, Tito jumps at the chance to regain his chance to reclaim his status by finding the kVenice, 1734 Castrato soprano Tito Amato has let fame go to his head Neglecting his vocal practice for dubious pleasures, Tito finds himself demoted to secondary roles and overshadowed by a visiting star When the murder of scene painter Luca Cavalieri threatens to close the opera house, Tito jumps at the chance to regain his chance to reclaim his status by finding the killer.The hunt for the person who wears the mask of Palantinus carries Tito and Augustus Gussie Rumbolt, an Englishman making his Grand Tour, into the treacherous depths of the city dedicated to masquerade and pleasure and reveals many facets of its multiple religious faiths.

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      • Beverle Graves Myers

        Beverle Graves Myers made a mid life career switch from practicing psychiatry to full time writing She s happy to report that her personal mental health is the better for it A love for Italy, opera, and traditionally written mysteries combine in her Tito Amato novels featuring an 18th century singer sleuth The latest title is WHISPERS OF VIVALDI.Bev also writes stories that often stray from mystery to creepy These have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Woman s World, Spinetingler, and Crime City Central audio She s earned nominations for the Macavity Award, Kentucky Literary Award, and Derringer Award Bev, husband Lawrence, and Carlo, the world s laziest beagle basset hound, have recently relocated to south Florida.Series Tito Amato


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    1. Painted Veil is actually a re-read. I read in 2006 and liked it and have occasionally thought about it without remembering much about it except that it involved a castrato singer with a Venetian opera house. Tito Amati has been accustomed to being the male lead, receiving plum roles with the Teatro San Marco, but he let success goes to his head, indulged himself and neglected his voice. When another celebrated singer is brought in to play the lead in the next opera, Tito is humiliated, but recog [...]


    2. I was pretty conflicted by this book, hence the average rating, but overall I still think it was worth the read.On the one hand, I was really happy to see another book in this series after really enjoying the first one. The Jewish characters seemed to be really thoughtfully done - complex and (mostly, IIRC) non-stereotypical, even if Liya's plans at the end didn't make a whole lot of sense - and I really liked how the narrative contains just enough clues to let the reader play along with Tito. T [...]


    3. THE PAINTED VEIL (Amateur Sleuth-Venice-1700s) – VGMyers, Beverle Graves - 2nd in seriesPoisoned Pen Press, 2005- ARCCastrato soprano Tito Amato and the opera company are preparing to perform at the nuptials of the Doge's eldest daughter. The scene painter disappears, placing the opera in jeopardy, and Tito is asked to find him. The trail leads Tito to the painter's body, into the Jewish ghetto and on the trail of a masked figure who is the head of a mysterious cult. *** Myers excels at provid [...]


    4. Tito Amato has gotten cocky. His talent is enormous, but he has not been giving his best and his delivery has gotten sloppy. Suddenly an guest Castrati appears and Tito is forced to take supporting roles. This is especially galling because the young man is something of a "sacred monster" and lives up to the Diva reputation of the profession. When the talented scene painter of the company is found dead, Tito is only too glad to do some sleuthing himself and hopefully to get back into the good gra [...]


    5. Interesting premise: An 18th c Venice opera singing castrato solves a murder that threatens his livelihood because the crime adds to pressure that is threatening to close down the opera house where he sings. The puzzle is well drawn, as are the characters. A reader will learn a lot about the historical milieu with the politics of opera of the time. This mystery is adult in that it deals with sexuality of the castrato (not explicit, quite tasteful, but still adult) and other adult themes.


    6. Painted Veil is a mild little mystery, fun to read because of its setting, its period detail, and its glimpse into the Baroque world of opera. Hystrionic divas, hysterical directors, a castrato who rested too long on his laurels, down-at-the-heels aristocrats - the book is peppered with colorful characters. Myers' treatment of the Jewish people in Venice is also quite authentic. The pace of the action is less than breathless, but Painted Veil does make a good summer read.


    7. This book, second in the series, has gotten me ever more deeply addicted to the story of Tito and his personal and operatic adventures. Beyond that, the aura of setting, history and people - all combine to leave you in shock when you look up and find yourself in 21st Century America.



    8. A historical mystery set in Venice. It's the second book in a series and I would absolutely go back and read the first one. Fun and entertaining, plus I didn't realize who done it until the end.


    9. Enjoying learning about the Venician world of opera and castrati with a mystery for added spice! A little slow at times.


    10. Second installment of this womderful series finds Tito embroilled in murder and romance and family intrigue in 1730s Venice. Wonderful!!



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