In the shadow of the enemy. #2 / Tania Bayard.
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- ISBN: 0727888439
- ISBN: 9780727888433
- Physical Description: 218 pages ; 23 cm.
- Edition: First world edition.
- Publisher: London : Severn House, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2018
|General Note:|| "A French medieval mystery"--Dust jacket.
|Summary, etc.:|| "Paris, 1393. A masquerade ball at the palace ends in tragedy, with four revellers burned to death. Was it an accident, or did someone deliberately hurl a flaming torch at the dancers? Christine de Pizan investigates, and finds the palace to be a hotbed of rumour, suspicion, petty rivalries and dark secrets: a place where no one can be trusted..."--Publisher's description.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #2
Bayard continues her original series featuring real-life historical figure Christine de Pizan. In this second outing, following In the Presence of Evil (2018), Christine, much in demand as both a scribe and a sleuth by the fourteenth-century French royals, is tasked by Queen Isabeau with solving a possible quadruple homicide that took place during a masquerade ball at the palace. After four guests are burned to death and King Charles VI is confined to his bed with a perplexing malady, she works behind the scenes to investigate the tragedy. Though many suspect the king's brother, the Duke of Orléans, Christine infiltrates the twisted inner circles of the court, which are rife with jealousies, rivalries, and conspiracies, in search of the real culprit. Outside the palace walls, Christine prowls the often-sordid underbelly of Paris in search of a missing husband, providing readers with a multidimensional portrait of the glitter and the grunge of medieval Paris. The liberal sprinkling of quotations, many from the real de Pizan's own works, lend this intriguing tale an air of historical authenticity. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
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|Genre:||Detective and mystery fiction.
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