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Four Tails of Two Cities
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Beverle Graves Myers, like Mary and myself, is a member of the Poisoned Pen Press Society for the Advancement of Eunuch Detectives (Okay, I just made that up). Aside from what her Tito Amato fails to share with John, he doesn't share much, aside from solving crimes. Whereas John is a former mercenary serving as an adviser to Emperor Justinian in sixth century Constantinople, Tito is a castrato singer who lives in 18th century Venice.

However, as Bev explains in her essay at Historical Fiction eBooks, John and Tito have something in common aside from being forced to face life as eunuchs:

"The other is a sculptural grouping of four horses that formed part of both men's daily landscape.

"How can this be-since about nine centuries and almost 900 miles separate the two detectives? Sit back and read the tale of these wandering horses."

If you're at all interested in history you have to read The Wandering Horses of Venice, a fascinating bit of historical detective work.

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