In this story full of historical details about Florence in the 1490s, a wealthy Florentine familys cook, Giuditta, sets out to exonerate her patron, the familys much maligned daughter-in-law Bella. Bella has been accused of murdering her mother-in-law, and her innocence now depends on Giudittas ability to track down clues proving her innocence. Luckily, Giuditta, being a servant, can search in places that rich Florentines never could. A fun story.
The is set in the same historical period as our curriculum unit, The Needle and the Brush.