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Leonardos Turm (Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolo da Pavia #1)

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Set in 1498, this historical whodunnit stars the unlikely duo of amateur sleuths, Leonardo da Vinci and a young dwarf. When the court of the Duke of Milan is threatened by plots and corruption, the body count rises, and Leo and his buddy must untangle the mess before they, too, become victims. The wittiest historical mystery in many years.
Paperback, 377 pages
Published December 16th 2003 by Bastei Lübbe (first published 1994)
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Italo Italophiles
A Comedy of Murder is a richly researched and richly imagined visit to that amazing time of city-states run by princes, and explorations of our planet and the sciences, and a church more concerned with rich coffers than rich souls, and wars fueled by personal vendettas, and personal vendettas fueled by wars. We meet the Duke of Milan, the French King, the Pope, minor city-state princes, courtiers and other hangers-on. The reader does not need to be an expert on these times or people; the author ...more
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Shelves: places-milano
Unterhaltungsroman über das Mailand Ende des 15. Jahrhunderts, in dem sowohl I l Moro als auch Leonardo und dessen Erfindungen eine entscheidende Rolle spielen. Man erfährt nebenbei einiges über seine Experimente und Werke. Auch war mir vorher nicht klar, dass in diese Zeit auch die Erfindung der comedia dell'arte fiel. Dass es Fortsetzungen des Romans gibt ist aus meiner Sicht aber überflüssig.
Benjamin Smith
The first book in a series of interesting historical detective novels that pits Leonardo Di Vinci and his trusty "Dr. Watson Like" dwarf Niccolo da Pavia against the political intrigues of the 15th Century Italy.
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