By Alan Gordon
In 1203, the relative peace of the Byzantine Empire is imperiled while the ships of the Fourth campaign appear outdoor the partitions of Constantinople. rather than touring to the Holy Land to conflict the infidels, the campaign, having sailed out of Venice, has been subverted and is now besieging town. The jester referred to as Feste, his spouse Viola, and their compatriots in the urban are confronted with disaster because the peace the Fool's Guild has labored so difficult to take care of is set to be shattered.
With this type of catastrophe looming, the demise of 1 silk service provider within the Venetian area of Constantinople turns out insignificant. yet Philoxenites, the Imperial Treasurer and essentially the most energy schemers at courtroom, has taken a distinct curiosity within the case and desires Feste to enquire Venetian product owner's dying. The service provider, in fact, used to be now not what he seemed to be and, if Constantinople is to have any wish of surviving the troops open air its gates, Feste needs to quick discover what forces have been at paintings whilst the service provider misplaced his life.
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A Death in the Venetian Quarter: A Medieval Mystery (Fools' Guild Mysteries) by Alan Gordon