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Head of Zeus
The Borgias' Spy
The Borgias' Spy: An unputdownable, gripping thriller by Andrea Frediani

How the mighty will fall...

1497. Pope Alexander VI Borgia is perfecting his plans for the control of Italy when a heinous crime deprives him of one of the people dearest to him. All of Rome is mobilised to discover the perpetrator but a strange series of coincidences means famous court painter Pinturicchio finds himself on the front line.

To shed light on a murder that has cut the papacy to the quick, Pinturicchio is assisted by the city's most established artists, from Michelangelo Buonarroti and Filippino Lippi to Piermatteo d'Amelia and Perugino. The Borgias have so many enemies that the list of suspects grows by the day, but a masked man may be the key witness to the crime – or even its perpetrator...

Andrea Frediani brings one of the most famous cold cases in history to life in this thrilling tale of intrigue and deceit set in Renaissance Rome.

What Amazon reviewers are saying about The Borgias' Spy:

'You walk into history with ease and once inside... you don't want to get out of it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'

'Intriguing plot, sustained narrative rhythm.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'

'Intriguing, interesting ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐'

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Crime Fiction
03 Sep 2020 * 288pp * £2.99 * 9781838932985
'You walk into history with ease and once inside... you don't want to get out of it!'
5 Star Amazon Review
'You can't help but get passionate about this author's narrative'
The Messenger
'Great connoisseur of the newspaper nested in history, Frediani uses the detail as a frieze enriching the events with precision'
Seven - Corriere della Sera

Andrea Frediani

Andrea Frediani
Andrea Frediani is an Italian author and academic. He has published several non-fiction books as well as historical novels including the Invincible series and the Dictator trilogy. His works have been translated into seven languages. His website is
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