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The Name of the Rose

The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective.

Year: 1983     Genre: DetectiveMiddle Ages

Foucault's Pendulum

Bored with their work, three Milanese editors cook up the Plan, a hoax that connects the medieval Knights Templar with other occult groups from ancient to modern times. But in a fateful turn the joke becomes all too real, and when occult groups, including Satanists, get wind of the Plan, they go so far as to kill one of the editors in their quest to gain control of the earth.

Year: 1989     Genre: Conspiracy

Numero Zero

1945, Lake Como. Mussolini and his mistress are captured and shot by local partisans. The precise circumstances of Il Duce's death remain controversial. 1992, Milan. Colonna, a depressed hack writer, is offered a fee he can't resist to ghostwrite a book. As Colonna learns of the editor's paranoid theory that Mussolini's corpse was a body double and part of a wider Fascist plot.

Year: 2015     Genre: ConspiracyInvestigative Reporter

Jan 05, 1932 -- Feb 19, 2016
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-- -- 1983The Name of the Rose DetectiveMiddle Ages
-- -- 1989Foucault's Pendulum Conspiracy, Knights Templar
-- -- 2015Numero Zero ConspiracyInvestigative Reporter