Poison in the Blood: The Memoirs of Lucrezia Borgia by M. G. Scarsbrook
As the teenage daughter of Pope Alexander VI, Lucrezia Borgia is a young noblewoman immersed in all the glamor of the Vatican Palace. Yet after a brutal killing shocks the city, Lucrezia learns that a dark truth lies beneath the surface of the Papal Court: in their ruthless quest for power, her father and brother are willing to poison their enemies.
Her family are murderers.
After discovering that her new husband is next to die, Lucrezia struggles to help him escape from Rome before the assassins strike. Against a barrage of political intrigues, papal spies, and diabolical tricks, Lucrezia uses all her wits to defy her family and save her husband from assassination.
But as tragedy looms ever closer, and her plans gradually fail, she finds herself confronting an enemy far more sinister than she ever imagined…
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About M. G. Scarsbrook
He was born in Vancouver, Canada in 1981, but has lived and studied in three countries: Great Britain, Canada, and the United States. In particular, he has intimate knowledge of English history and culture: his family are all British and he has lived the majority of his life in England. This cultural experience is an important influence on his work.
Matthew has a BA in Philosophy from The University of British Columbia, and an MA in Screenwriting from CSU Northridge. As a student, his scripts were twice selected for performance at the cinema department’s annual showcase — an unprecedented achievement in the department’s history.
He recently adapted THE MARLOWE CONSPIRACY into a script and won the nationwide Writers On The Storm Screenwriting Contest, placing first out of 1000 entries. This script has also ranked within the top 30 at the Nicholl Fellowships, the most prestigious screenwriting contest in the world.
Matthew now lives in Southern California and is currently at work on a new detective series.