'The late medieval world teetering on the edge of discoveries and ideas that will hurl it into one more recongnisably like ours.. evoked with a force and wit that are breathtaking'
The year is 1327 Brother William of Baskerville arrives at a wealthy Italian abbey on theological business. When his delicate mission is overshadowed by seven bizarre deats Brother William turns detective. He collects evidence deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where extraordinary things are happening under the cover of night. A spectacular popular and critical success. The Name of the Rose is not only a narrative of a murder investigation but an astonishing chonicle of the Middlle Ages.