Tito Amato returns from an operatic tour expecting to relax with his family. Instead he finds his merchant brother Alessandro imprisoned. The senator who controls Alessandro's fate is determined to have a Venetian as the next pope. He forces Tito to Rome to sing at the villa of a powerful, music-loving cardinal who will control the coming papal election. Spying as he serenades, Tito peers into the dark mirror of Roman politics. The discovery of a beautiful corpse in Fabiani's garden complicates Tito's mission. Can Tito stop the killer and affect the election before Pope Clement takes his last breath? Or will Alessandro face the scaffold?
by Beverle Graves Myers
by Joanne Dobson, Beverle Graves Myers
by Arthur Conan Doyle
by Agatha Christie
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