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Goodreads asked Ray Else:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Ray Else I already had my characters, from my previous 2 books in the series, so I was looking for a good mystery to set them into. In looking at Paris and possibly Istanbul as settings, I discovered that the Crown of Thorns is on display in the Notre Dame Cathedral - came to France by way of Constantinople (Istanbul) in 1238, after Venetian pawnbrokers were paid off handsomely for it. The more I looked into this, the more I saw a good mystery in the making.

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