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Da Vinci Detects

Da Vinci Detects

Da Vinci DetectsRenaissance Florence at the zenith of its artistic splendor is the backdrop for this historically sequel to A Borgia Daughter Dies.  Leonardo da Vinci uncovers a serial killer while working for the infamous Niccolò Machiavelli on a secret project for the Florentine Republic. A feared figure from Leonardo’s past also seeks his help, forcing him to re-live the nightmare of his public arrest after he was anonymously accused of homosexuality as a young man. Machiavelli’s mistress Caterina and their daughter Nicola will help Leonardo while trying to protect Caterina’s father, who lives in fear of death threats thrust under his door in the night.

Are these events intertwined? Leonardo will find answers, while he strives towards his greatest artistic and scientific achievements, in company with some of the most famous artists in history.

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Plot Summary: Da Vinci Detects Murder and Sex: A Mystery of Homosexual Persecution in Renaissance Italy Featuring Its Greatest Artists

back image 1.6Thousands of historical murder mystery fans have enjoyed A Borgia Daughter Dies (4 of 5 stars with 150+ reviews on Amazon!), which tells the true history of the Borgia family and of Leonardo da Vinci’s early life, with Leonardo as principal detective.
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Now Leonardo is back, forced by his real-life patron Niccolo Machiavelli to pursue killer(s) and re-live his arrest during the witch hunt for homosexuals conducted by Florence’s diabolical Office of the Night. My lawyer friends may be as shocked as I was by the Night Office, which methodically violated every principle enshrined in the American Constitution and Bill of Rights to protect the integrity of criminal processes. I had great fun finding an entertaining way to tell this sinister and little-known history, and illustrating it with wonderful Renaissance art.

Leonardo, preoccupied with what he was doing in real life, is assisted by my fictional protagonists, Machiavelli’s brilliant bastard daughter Nicola and her equally winsome mother Caterina. Readers will meet all the greatest artists of the era, and arguably of history. Borgia fans will learn about the Borgias’ greatest enemy, who became Pope Julius II, and find out what he did to Cesare and Lucrezia after the death of their father, the Borgia pope.

Here is a link to my first book, A Borgia Daughter Dies, where you can read (150+ average 4 out of 5 stars) reviews, the plot summary, and of course buy the book: http://www.amazon.com/Borgia-Daughter-Dies-history-Machiavelli-ebook/dp/B007WONQV2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415900678&sr=1-1&keywords=a+borgia+daughter+dies

And here is a link to the new book, with a more detailed plot summary, Da Vinci Detects:http://www.amazon.com/Vinci-Detects-Persecution-Renaissance-Machiavelli-ebook/dp/B00PFAP1VS/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1415901092&sr=1t For now, it’s only $1.99. The paperback will follow soon.

Those of you who have my personal e-mail, send me a message if you are interested and I’ll give you a gift copy. This actually costs me $1.99, so I ask for a favor in return: do read it, and if you like it, please post a favorable review on Amazon. If you don’t, I will hope you will send me any observations that might be helpful. A wonderful thing about publishing with Amazon is that it is very easy to fix mistakes!