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The Lark's Lament

(2007)
(The sixth book in the Fools' Guild Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
In 1204 A.D., the Fools' Guild is in hiding, under attack from the forces of Pope Innocent III. Theophilos and Claudia, jesters with the Guild, are sent to enlist the help of a former guild member - the minstrel Folquet, now the abbot Folq at a Cistercian monastery - to intercede with the pope on their behalf. But while they are at the abbey pleading their case, a gruesome murder takes place - a monk is killed in the librarium and a cryptic message written on the wall in his blood.
In the wake of the murder, Folq issues an ultimatum to Theophilos. If he learns the meaning of the message and finds the killer, Folq will help the Guild. But if the Jester fails, Folq will have the pope declare the Guild anathema. With the future of the Guild on the line, Theophilos, his wife, and their apprentice go off in search of Folquet's past and the meaning of the message, uncovering a long-ago series of events that were as deadly then as they are proving to be now.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Lark's Lament: A Fools' Guild Mystery (Fools' Guild Mysteries)
Author(s): Alan Gordon
ISBN: 0-312-35426-6 / 978-0-312-35426-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lark's Lament: A Fools' Guild Mystery (Fools' Guild Mysteries)
Author(s): Alan Gordon
ISBN: 0-312-38202-2 / 978-0-312-38202-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Lark's Lament: A Fools' Guild Mystery
Author(s): Alan Gordon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Lark's Lament: A Fools' Guild Mystery
Author(s): Alan Gordon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Lark's Lament: A Fools' Guild Mystery
Author(s): Alan Gordon
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Lark's Lament: A Fools' Guild Mystery (Fools' Guild Mysteries)
Author(s): Alan Gordon
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA