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A Death in the Venetian Quarter: A Medieval Mystery (Fools' Guild Mysteries)

Gordon, Alan

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ISBN 10: 0312242670 / ISBN 13: 9780312242671
Published by Minotaur Books
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0312242670 2002. 288 pages. Blue boards with gilt spine titling, spine lightly bumped to spine ends. Spine square. Binding sound. Interior bright, unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-2005107

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Title: A Death in the Venetian Quarter: A Medieval ...

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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In 1203, the relative peace of the Byzantine Empire is imperiled when the ships of the Fourth Crusade show up outside the walls of Constantinople. Instead of traveling to the Holy Land to battle the infidels, the Crusade, having sailed out of Venice, has been subverted and is now besieging the city. The jester known as Feste, his wife Viola, and their compatriots within the city are faced with catastrophe as the peace the Fool's Guild has worked so hard to maintain is about to be shattered.

With such a disaster looming, the death of one silk merchant in the Venetian Quarter of Constantinople seems insignificant. But Philoxenites, the Imperial Treasurer and one of the most power schemers at court, has taken a special interest in the case and wants Feste to investigate Venetian merchant's death. The merchant, of course, was not what he appeared to be and, if Constantinople is to have any hope of surviving the troops outside its gates, Feste must quickly uncover what forces were at work when the merchant lost his life.

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Alan Gordon is an attorney with the Legal Aid Society and the author of two previous books featuring the Jester, most recently Jester Leaps In. He lives with his family in Queens, NY.

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