A Death in the Venetian Quarter is by Alan Gordon. Book number three in the Fools' Guild Mystery series. Theo & Viola are in Constantinople when the ships of the Fourth Crusade arrive instead of going to the Holy Land. The Fools' Guild doesn't want war, but how can a group of fools stop a war everyone else seems determined to start. Perhaps the answer lies in who killed the silk merchant in the Venetian Quarter and why. Lovers of history, mystery, and political suspense will adore this series. Gordon brings Constantinople of 1203 to life. A Reader's Corner highly recommended series.
Ratings: 9th grade - 10 out of 10 - MP (mild profanity) - V (violence).