The Parisian Prodigal

The Parisian Prodigal

A Fool's Guild Mystery

Book - 2010
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"Only a fool would pass this one up." --Laurie R. King In 1205, Theophilos--a fool by trade, a family man by choice, and a spy by design--belongs, along with his family, to the Fools' Guild, a group that secretly maintains the fragile order of society. In Toulouse, that order is threatened when, unexpectedly, a man claiming to be a full brother of the ruling count is found one morning in a local bordello next to a dead whore, killed with his own sword. Now, Theophilos and his family must uncover the truth.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312384142
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Gor


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Jan 25, 2014

Enjoyed this, it was the first I have read by this Author. I like the way he gives voice to both leading characters. The two Fools.

Mar 07, 2011

I gave up on it after ten pages of description and conversation, much of it hinting at sexual exploits.

Jan 28, 2011

A fun read that I just happened upon by chance. Easy to read, somewhat light-hearted and an enjoyable array of colorful characters. A good read if you're looking for something light but interesting.

Jan 14, 2011

Theo the Fool and his foolish family are back! This is a more risque setting than his previous assignments: it's a brothel in Toulouse. The usual clowning and references to foolery go hand and glove with solving this medieval who-dunit.

Sep 28, 2010

It is like having a craving for chocolate wanting to read all these historical mysteries. I really liked this book. The life of a fool is more complicated then one imagined. I didn't know it was not the first one when I picked it up Theo, the fool,keeps referring to when he and his wife met and how she left the kids behind. I want to know more. I look forward to reading others.


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