Renaissance Italy

Lucrezia Borgia and the Mother of Poisons

How many authors could write a mystery series featuring a madam running a brothel and paying rent to the Catholic Church in 12th century London? And how many of those could turn around and begin a new series starring Lucrezia Borgia? And in both cases make those characters sympathetic and their stor ...

Lord of the Night

Having enjoyed several of Susan Wiggs' recent books (especially The Charm School) I've been picking up her older works whenever I find them. And in Lord of the Night, I found a real treat. Sandro Cavalli is a Lord of the Night, one of the aristocratic aids to the doge of Venice who inv ...