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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 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.

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

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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