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The Parisian Prodigal

The Parisian Prodigal

A Fools' Guild Mystery

Fools' Guild Mysteries (Volume 8)

Alan Gordon

Minotaur Books

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Theophilos of The Fool's Guild returns in the next story from author Alan Gordon of murder, mayhem, and mummery in 13th century France.

"Only a fool would pass this one up." —Laurie R. King

In 1205, Theophilos—a fool by trade, a family man by choice, and a spy by design—belongs, along with his family, to the Fools' Guild, a group that secretly maintains the fragile order of society. In Toulouse, that order is threatened when, unexpectedly, a man claiming to be a full brother of the ruling count is found one morning in a local bordello next to a dead whore, killed with his own sword. Now, Theophilos and his family must uncover the truth.

THE PARISIAN PRODIGAL (Chapter 1)
Locks make you careless. You close the door, you turn the key, you hear the iron slide into place and think, There! I am safe. There is a closed, locked door protecting me from all danger.

But the truth...

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ALAN GORDON is the author of seven previous novels featuring Theophilos, the Jester, including Jester Leaps In. He lives in Queens, New York.

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