Ferdowsi is a bit like Max Allan Collins, too
|Rostam rescues Bizhan from the pit, |
from a 17th-century manuscript of
the Shahnameh, London, British Library
One of those books includes a sequence in which the hero falls for the wrong dame and winds up getting drugged, kidnapped, and imprisoned despite the following precaution:
"He always carried in his boot / A blue-steel dagger."Can you guess where in my recent reading that's from? (Hint: The book was written in the 10th and 11th centuries.)
While you're doing that, join once again in a favorite Detectives Beyond Borders game, and name some great literature that shares elements with crime fiction.
© Peter Rozovsky 2014