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Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in Seventeenth-Century Italy
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True Crime Authors > Craig A Monson on Italian crime, corruption & murder (350 years ago)

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Craig Monson | 10 comments I guess it's OK to pimp a book about former prostitutes-turned-nun, who flee the convent and whose corpses (remarkably preserved) are discovered buried in a wine cellar in 1645. By the time the tale is told, one alleged perpetrator has escaped to join the Swedish army, another has been poisoned by his family (lest he further shame them), another has died under torture without confessing, two cardinals have fled from Rome to the court of Louis XIV. Just your everyday story of life in 17th-century Italy. (But all true....) A finalist for The Bridge Book Award, 2017 in the non-fiction category: Habitual Offenders: A True Tale of Nuns, Prostitutes, and Murderers in 17th-century Italy


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Craig wrote: "I guess it's OK to pimp a book about former prostitutes-turned-nun, who flee the convent and whose corpses (remarkably preserved) are discovered buried in a wine cellar in 1645. By the time the tal..."

You are so punny.


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Fishface | 6479 comments Sounds like an uplifting read!


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Craig Monson | 10 comments the pope probably told them before torturing them, "It's OK to kiss a nun, but don't get in the habit."


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Fishface | 6479 comments This sounds like a great companion read with The Bad Popes!


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