Death of a Duchess

by Elizabeth Eyre | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0747204446 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on 12/18/2012
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Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The first book in the Italian Renaissance Whodunit series.
An Italian Renaissance mystery featuring Sigismondo and his servant, the scruffy Benno, 'Death of the Duchess' is the first novel by Elizabeth Eyre, which is the pen name of two London-based authors, Jill Staynes and Margaret Storey, who also write under the pseudonym of Susannah Stacey for another mystery series.
This novel is the first of a series, and it introduces the main detective character, Sigismondo, a shadowy, moral character of the early Renaissance in Italy. Sigismondo has an unknown background, high in mystery, travel, education, and experience. Equally at home among the street urchins and the courtiers, the politicos and the clerics, he seems to move with ease to find the information he's seeking, and acts with skill (both physical and intellectual) to avoid or, when avoidance doesn't work, escape problematic situations. Sigismondo is joined by Benno, a character reminiscent of Sancho in Don Quixote. Benno provides support, a 'talking point' (much like Dr. Watson in Sherlock Holmes), and a bit of comic relief.

Journal Entry 2 by AnonymousFriend at Dingley Village, Victoria Australia on Saturday, March 09, 2013

Released 8 yrs ago (3/9/2013 UTC) at Dingley Village, Victoria Australia

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Release #69 for 2013 - the alphabetic releases…D

Journal Entry 3 by eris-in-oz at Dingley Village, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 08, 2020
A different sort of historical who-dunnit.

Journal Entry 4 by eris-in-oz at Dingley Village, Victoria Australia on Saturday, September 26, 2020
I loved this story. Once I remembered how people acted in the renaissance, it was quite easy to work out whodunnit, but that didn't detract from the story. And I didn't quite get all the convolutions.

Journal Entry 5 by eris-in-oz at Dingley Village, Victoria Australia on Saturday, April 17, 2021

Released 3 wks ago (4/18/2021 UTC) at Dingley Village, Victoria Australia

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For the next meet-up release.

Journal Entry 6 by Cudgee at Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia on Monday, April 19, 2021
From the big bag of books to pass on.....

Journal Entry 7 by Cudgee at The Fat Cup Cafe in Blackburn, Victoria Australia on Friday, April 30, 2021

Released 3 days ago (5/6/2021 UTC) at The Fat Cup Cafe in Blackburn, Victoria Australia

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Release #186 ..

Journal Entry 8 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Thursday, May 06, 2021
Caught today.

Released 17 hrs ago (5/9/2021 12:00 AM UTC) at Glenferrie Hawthorn Street Library in Hawthorn, Victoria Australia

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