Death of a Duchess

  • Title: Death of a Duchess
  • Author: Elizabeth Eyre
  • ISBN: 9780425139028
  • Page: 326
  • Format: Paperback
  • Death of a Duchess When a bride disappears and her handmaid is murdered hours before a marriage ceremony that is to heal the rift between the noble houses of de Torre and Bandini Sigismondo and his sidekick Benno spr
    When a bride disappears and her handmaid is murdered hours before a marriage ceremony that is to heal the rift between the noble houses of de Torre and Bandini, Sigismondo and his sidekick, Benno, spring into action Reprint.

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    About Elizabeth Eyre


    1. AKA Susannah Stacey, Elizabeth Eyre is the pseudonym of the couple of writers Jill Staynes and Margaret Storey.Jill Staynes writes her own novels as well as writing under the name of Elizabeth Eyre and Susannah Stacey with Margaret Storey They were pupils at the same school where they invented bizarre characters and exchanged serial episodes about them Their first book together at the age of fifteen, was called Bungho, or why we went to Aleppo It was not offered for publication They have both written stories for children, and together created the highly praised Superintendent Bone modern detective novels as well as this series of Italian Renaissance whodunnits.


    192 Comments


    1. I love Sigismodo. Fabulous books.

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    2. This book, the first in a series of six books, is for Italophile fans of historical mysteries, in this case set during the Italian Renaissance in north-central Italy. I loved the intelligent writing that did not talk down to the reader. I found it highly entertaining!The enigmatic detective at the center of these stories, Sigismondo, is a former soldier-for-hire who now hires himself out to the rich, in the case of this book to the Duke of a Duchy. The authors (two who use the pseudonym of Eliza [...]

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    3. I would normally give this three stars because there were some really confusing parts that I just couldn't understand because it's a period piece. Given that, I think that the author could have done a little bit better at describing the setting instead of assuming that the reader understands the intricacies of Renaissance Italy. Also, it was pretty obvious who did it about halfway through, and I always hate when animals die. However, I absolutely love the relationships between Sigismondo and Ben [...]

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    4. I enjoyed this whole series. Love Sigismondo .

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    5. may have read this, but see if I've read the later ones in the series

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    6. The first of the series. These are really enjoyable books - interesting historical setting, strong and amusing characters, a good romp.

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    7. Not a lot of character development, although what there was was enjoyable enough. The guilty party was pretty obvious from early on, but the journey to the unmasking was entertaining enough.

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    8. Once a historical mystery junkie, always a historical mystery junkieor is that "an" historical mystery?

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    9. A great mystery series. I love the time period and location and Sigismondo is a very intriguing and well-written character.

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