A thrilling, atmospheric murder mystery featuring friars, fright and foul play, set in 14th Century Italy - a teenage Name of The Rose.
Silvano has been accused of a murder he did not commit. Chiara has been abandoned by her family. Both are forced to seek refuge in a neighbouring friary and convent.
When they meet they are drawn to each other, acutely aware that they are outsiders, ill at ease with monastic life. When a series of grisly murders strikes fear into the close-knit community, Chiara and Silvano cling together within the terrifying spiral of death. Together with their new friends, they are determined to solve the bloody crimes and find the murderer....
A page-turning murder mystery full of fascinating detail about Medieval Italy.
About the Author:
Mary Hoffman is a best-selling children's author and reviewer. She is the author of the picture book 'Amazing Grace' which is an international best-seller. Her first novel for Bloomsbury, 'Stravaganza: City of Masks' sold over 85,000 hardback copies pre-publication. She is a complete afficionado of Italy, and spends as much time as she can there - all her love for Italy has been infused into the Stravaganza series.She is currently doing an Italian literature course. Mary is also the editor of Armadillo, a children's review magazine. She has three grown-up children and lives with her husband in Carterton, outside Oxford.
Allen & Unwin
Author: Mary Hoffman