When James Blake discovers his wife has been murdered in their London home, he is determined to find her killer. Julia, a conservator - a protector and preserver of fine art - has left him with just two clues: the words help me
on her mobile phone and a strange attachment of Michelangelo's Leda and the Swan.
As the prime suspect of his wife's murder, James flees England and sets out on a trail of deception and danger across the sweeping landscapes of Venice and Florence into a dark underworld of corruption, a trail that will lead him to the killer - and the shocking truth behind the mystery.
Please note! Regret No More, the second in the James Blake thriller series, is out now and is available exclusively at amazon.
From the reviews of Take No More:
'Memorable characters with murder, organised crime, Italy and art....'
'Kirby has an intimate knowledge of Florence, Venice and all things Italian.... '
'There is much to admire about Seb Kirby's knowledge of the art world and there's plotting and deceit in the criminal underworld to contend with too.'
'The writing gives you the feel of actually being in Italy - you can taste it and smell it..'
'Set mostly in Florence, you will wander the streets with James as he tries to track down the murderer of his wife.'
'Intricate, rich in setting and details....'
'London and Florence were handled very well to add richness to the novel, alongside the author's obvious love and knowledge of the art world'
'Set in Florence, Venice and London, not only is it an artful murder mystery but a lot of the subject matter concerning the old classics and their history is based on fact.'
'I was attracted by the fragile serenity of the image on the front cover.'
'I enjoyed the setting in Italy and I liked the way the murder mystery linked around the main topic.'
'I really liked the main character, James Blake and his fearless pursuit of the truth.'
'I loved the inclusion of a more modern evil .... along with the search for lost classic art and the romantic tale of James Blake, who loved his wife very much...'
'Take great art of the Italian Renaissence, throw in a 21st century crime family reminiscent of the Borgias, a trace of darkness, a lot of murder and you have a good read for a rainy day....'
'Mystery and the arts - a great combo. The art world depiction was fascinating.... Made me want to visit the Louvre again.'