I'm finding Malice of Fortune, a murder mystery set in 16th century Italy, to be very slow going. This is disappointing because I enjoy mysteries and historical thrillers. But alas, despite the promise of corrupt Popes, Machiavelli, and even Leonardo da Vinci, I'm not finding this story to be exciting. Since I have a huge stack of other promising books, I am giving up on Malice of Fortune.
If you are looking for suspenseful historical fiction to read, check out Company of Liars by Karen Maitland. Set in England during the Middle Ages, it is about a group of strangers who travel together trying to outrun the plague. It's a good story.
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