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A Death in the Venetian Quarter

A Death in the Venetian Quarter

A Medieval Mystery

Fools' Guild Mysteries (Volume 3)

Alan Gordon

Minotaur Books

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In 1203, the ships of the Fourth Crusade, instead of traveling to the Holy Land, show up outside the walls of Constantinople and besiege the city. Within the walls, the jester couple Theophilos and Viola, agents of the Fools' Guild (and working under the names Feste and Aglaia), are on a mission to avert catastrophe.
With disaster looming, the death of one silk merchant in the city's Venetian Quarter seems insignificant. The merchant, however, was not what he appeared to be and, if Constantionple is to have any hope of surviving the armies massed outside its gates, Feste must quickly uncover what forces were at work when the merchant lost his life.
Appearing for the first time in paperback, and including the story "The Jester and the Thieves", A Death in the Venetian Quarter is Alan Gordon and his marvelous creation of the Fools' Guild at its very best.

A Death in the Venetian Quarter

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Good madonna, give me leave to prove you a fool. ----WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, TWELFTH NIGHT,
ACT I, SCENE V






I blame the Pope.
It was in...

Praise for A Death in the Venetian Quarter

“An interesting idea well developed.” —The Washington Times on Thirteenth Night

“Entertaining...Long on mystery and humor...The beginning of an enjoyable series.” —The Tampa Tribune on Thirteenth Night

“Exciting, original, and exceedingly well told. Gordon has a remarkable grasp of the historical period and he knows how to pack an immense amount of detail into his novels.” —Booklist on Jester Leaps In

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

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