Type: Mystery, Historical Fiction
Author: Umberto Eco
Publication Date: 1980
This book is an investigative thriller which encompasses the methods that Brother William uses after he arrives in Italy to investigate the Benedictines who are suspected of heresy. He soon finds out that there have been seven strange deaths and therefore sets out to gather evidence, decode secret symbols and coded manuscripts. Moreover, he uses the various tools present at his disposal and also attempts to dig into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey.