Prince of Blood – 1603
Why? A Collection of Mysterious Tales
Published by Zimbell House Publishing
The back cover of this anthology states, “In Why? A Collection of Mysterious Tales, we hope to answer two questions: Who Did It? and Why? With fifteen short stories by twelve emerging writers, our sleuths uncover a plethora of reasons for murder with suspicious characters throughout.”
In “Prince of Blood – 1603,” Dominic Fresco plans to don the scarlet wool cassock trimmed in matching silk, marking him a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, but life takes a dramatic curve when he meets Valenzia, a woman with long, black hair and piercing brown eyes, at the Beatro’s Cellar.