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Thirteenth Night

Thirteenth Night

A Fool's Guild Medieval Mystery

Fools' Guild Mysteries (Volume 1)

Alan Gordon

Minotaur Books

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Twelfth Night is for revelry, Thirteenth Night is for revelations...

"Orsino is dead." The message sends the jester Feste, disguised as a German merchant, back to the duchy where, years earlier, he had foiled the plans of Saladin's agent, Malvolio, and secured the duchy for Orsino and his bride, Viola. As agent of the Fool's Guild, Feste must uncover the cause of Orsino's death, be it accidental, suicide, or murder. Has Malvolio returned to win the revenge he swore? Or has another, more sinister cabal plunged the duchy into political upheaval?

Set in a brilliantly recreated time of pageantry and squalor, THIRTEENTH NIGHT brings alive a world long vanished. From the fetid canals of Venice to the high seas to the castles and hidden Roman tunnels of Orsino, here is a tale that will keep readers in its thrall until its dramatic and unexpected final scene...

Praise for Thirteenth Night

"Gordon's first novel weaves an amusing sequel to Shakespeare's Twelfth Night that, through clever misdirection and deceit, keeps readers guessing...delighting [them] all the way to the conclusion." - Publishers Weekly

"Witty wordplay, comical characters, and exaggerated circumstances mark this fanciful and entertaining historical." - Library Journal

"With an idea this original, Gordon could have skated through the novel, relying on the court-jesters-as-secret-agents premise to keep readers going. But he didn't; on every level - characters, plot, and style, in addition to premise - this is an outstanding first mystery." - Booklist

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Alan Gordon

Alan Gordon is a lawyer with the Legal Aid Society and lives with his family in Queens, New York. He is the author of several short stories, which have appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, and in the anthology Once Upon a Crime II, among other places. THIRTEENTH NIGHT is his first novel.

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