Jeanne Kalogridis

The Orphan of Florence

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2017


It is November 1478, only seven months after the Pazzi conspiracy which took the life of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s brother, Giuliano, in a ...Read Review

The Inquisitor’s Wife

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2013


In 1481, Queen Isabella, Dominican friar Torquemada, and the Spanish Inquisition arrive in Seville. Many Jewish families, as well as conversos—the “New Christians”—...Read Review

The Scarlet Contessa

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2010


Biographical Fiction

Set in the late 15th century, The Scarlet Contessa capitalizes on the decadence of that time. It is the story of Caterina Sforza, ...Read Review

The Devil’s Queen: A Novel of Catherine de Medici

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2009


Biographical Fiction

Catherine de Medici is perhaps one of the most maligned women in history. It appears, however, in Kalogridis’s deft interpretation of Catherine’...Read Review

I, Mona Lisa

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2006


In her follow-up to 2005’s The Borgia Bride, Jeanne Kalogridis brings to life the woman behind the enigmatic smile of Leonardo da Vinci’...Read Review

The Burning Times

By Jeanne Kalogridis - Published 2001



This novel takes place in southern France during the 1300s, a France beset by the Inquisition and visited by the plague. However, it ...Read Review