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Book Information: Brood of Vipers, a

Brood of Vipers, a (1994) [Novel]
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Series: Journals of Roger Shallot, the
Part: 4

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In the spring of 1523, Cardinal Wolsey's 'beloved' nephew, Benjamin Daunbey, and the latter's rapscallion servant, Roger Shallot, are summoned to London. A Florentine envoy, Lord Francesco Abrizzi, has been foully murdered in Cheapside. He has been shot in the head by a new-fangled hand cannon and King Henry is determined to unmask the perpetrators of this outrage.

En route to court, Benjamin and Shallot are to collect an old court physician, Sir Edward Throckle. However, arriving at the lonely manor house, they find Throckle's corpse floating in a bath of blood - he has apparently committed suicide.

In London, Shallot experiences King Henry's rage and spite, the insults of the Abrizzis and a murderous attack on his own life. Shallot, a born coward with the fastest legs in Christendom, just wants to crawl away and hide, but the King and Wolsey are most insistent: Shallot and Benjamin are to journey to Florence, discover the identity of Lord Francesco's assassin, deliver a secret message to the Medici ruler of the city, and inveigle back to England a Florentine painter. It sounds simple enough - but the reality is murderously different, and the result will change England and Europe forever.

Original title: A Brood of Vipers
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalEuropeanMedieval
FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesHistorical

Edition #1: Brood of Vipers, a

Brood of Vipers, a (1994)
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Language: English

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Brood of Vipers, a (August 2000)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Leicester, U.K.
Publisher: Ulverscroft
ISBN: 0708942512
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.5 x 1.0 in
Pages: 333
Notes: Large Print edition

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Brood of Vipers, a (January 1996)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0312139381
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.2 in
Pages: 247

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Brood of Vipers, a (November 1994)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
ISBN: 0747244758
Dimensions: 4.3 x 6.8 x 0.7 in
Pages: 247

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Brood of Vipers, a (April 1994)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: London
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
ISBN: 0747209162
Pages: 247

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