By Margaret Frazer
Within the spring of 1435, Joliffe and his fellow gamers are despatched to the village of Ashewell not just to degree performs, yet to discover a few darkish secrets and techniques concerning the town's 3 prosperous households: the Ashewells, the Medcotes, and the Gosyns. A competition has been brewing one of the households, entangling the complete city in an online of seduction, deception, and blackmail.
Matters transcend the brink whilst anyone turns to homicide to settle their grievances. And if one homicide is sweet, why no longer one other? If the entire international is a degree, then it's as much as Joliffe to deliver the curtain down in this tragedy—before one other guy takes his ultimate curtain call...
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Once the central port of the city, the Vieux Port was now reserved for pleasure craft and the local fishing fleet. On the far side of the narrow harbor a line of pale yellow seventeenth- and eighteenth-century buildings rose in a solid wall. At the far end of the harbor was a narrow plaza where the daily fish market was staged, and rising away from it was la Canebière, a broad triumphant avenue that led up the steep hill the old city was built on, leading to the basilica on the summit. The only thing Holliday remembered about Marseille was that King Alexander Karageorgevich I of Serbia had been assassinated there in 1934, the first political murder ever caught on film.
Holliday asked, surprised. Peggy was a self-described serial monogamist, a committed bachelorette, or spinster, or whatever the hell the politically correct term for it was these days. It seemed out of character. “We were getting there,” said Rafi bleakly. ” “She got a call. Smithsonian magazine. They had an assignment for her. ” Holliday asked. He dumped the coarse ground coffee into the Bodum French press on the counter and poured in boiling water from the kettle. The cowboy coffee on the stove was for himself; the Bodum was for guests.
This isn’t some whacko story about religious conspiracies and whether or not Jesus had a sex life. ” Rafi shrugged. “Okay. ” “Money,” said Holliday firmly. ” “We followed the trail of the sword from my uncle Henry’s house all the way to that cave on Corvo in the Azores. Rodrigues showed Peggy and me a hundred thousand gold-cased scrolls from the Library at Alexandria and half a dozen ancient storehouses. A wealth of history, enough to keep scholars happy for a hundred years. Longer. ” “The treasure of the Templars,” agreed Rafi.
A Play of Knaves (Joliffe the Player, Book 3) by Margaret Frazer