In an ancient Venetian palazzo, Urbino Macintyre encounters a decades-old murderThe Contessa da Capo-Zendrini is one of the leading lights of Venice society, but there is one house where she has long been unwelcome. Her late husband's family, the Zenos, has loathed her since a gathering at her palazzo ended in tragedy. Decades later, she invites them over for a party to make amends. But soon after her guests arrive, murder strikes again. The contessa begs her closest friend, sleuth Urbino Macintyre, to unravel the mystery of the killing before it tears both families apart. No one has been in or out of the house since the fête began, so the murderer must be among the guests. It seems simple, but this is Venice, where death is never easy.