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Murder Gentilissimi (Murder Most Kind)

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Venice's Council of Ten turns to special consulting investigator, Reginaldo Morosini, when a member of the I Gentilissimi social club for young patricians of the city turns up dead in a field with his head bashed in by a hammer. The probe of Ludovico Partenza's death by Reginaldo, his assistant Jacopo da Ferrara and Teodoro Dinardi, the chief investigator for the Republic's prosecutorial office, leads to political intrigue, the exquisite ceremonies of a grand city and everyday life of sixteenth century Venice. Investigation of this single death soon leads to a connection between it and five others that occurred over a period of three days and to two more as the investigation proceeds. A complex conspiracy directed at the heart of Venice's power is unraveled by Reginaldo's investigative and deductive powers. Reginaldo Morosini was introduced in a series of five short stories published in an emagazine.

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