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The year is 1537, and a murder has just occurred in the city of Krakow, Poland. The unfortunate victim is an Italian architect by the name of Bartolommeo Berrecci, and his alleged killer is a fellow Italian architect. The motive? Simple jealousy; Berrecci had become wildly popular and quite wealthy, with many upper-class Poles commissioning his services, including the Polish King Sigismund I (1506-1548) who retained him to rebuild the royal castle at Wawel.
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