The Stained Glass Virgin

The Stained Glass Virgin

By Mason McCann Smith

Mad Scavenger Publishing, Paperback, 9780978858087, 354pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2012

Holy, lusty, wealthy, and ruled by the iron fist of the Church, Renaissance Rome was no place for a strong-willed young woman. But 15-year-old Beatrice Cenci had no intention of surrendering to an arranged marriage or to a crushing lifetime with her father. "The Stained Glass Virgin" chronicles the story of the real-life Beatrice, whose cunning and ferocity made her a target of the Catholic Church's savage Inquisition.

About the Author
Mason McCann Smith's first historical novel, "When the Emperor Dies," was published by Random House (US) and Hamish Hamilton (UK). The London Times called it "a splendid first novel." Mason is also the author of the suspense thriller "Oliver in Bronze." Mason lives in Portland, Oregon, where he is a full-time freelance writer, editor, and book designer.