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Sorrow Without End (Medieval Mystery, #3)3.76 · Rating details ·  459 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews

As the autumn storms of 1271 ravage the East Anglian coast, Crowner Ralf finds the corpse of a brutally murdered soldier in the woods near Tyndal Priory. The dagger in the mans chest is engraved with a strange, cursive design, and the body is wrapped in a crusaders cloak. Was the murder the act of a member of the Assassin sect, or was the weapon meant to mislead him in finAs the autumn storms of 1271 ravage the East Anglian coast, Crowner Ralf finds the corpse of a brutally murdered soldier in the woods near Tyndal Priory. The dagger in the mans chest is engraved with a strange, cursive design, and the body is wrapped in a crusaders cloak. Was the murder the act of a member of the Assassin sect, or was the weapon meant to mislead him in finding the killer? Ralfs decision to take the corpse to the priory for advice may be reasonable, but he is soon caught up in a maelstrom of conflict, both personal and political. The priory is deeply divided over whether to purchase a relic. The decision could endanger both Prioress Eleanors leadership and the future of the hospital. Brother Thomas becomes a suspect in the murder itself, and Ralf must choose between the demands of his brother, the sheriff, and loyalty to a friend. Meanwhile, the murderer watches and waits. Priscilla Royal grew up in British Columbia and has a degree in world literature from San Francisco State University. She now lives and writes in Northern California. Sorrow Without End is third in her Medieval Mystery series, following Wine of Violence and Tyrant of the Mind. www.priscillaroyal.com....more

Paperback, 232 pages

Published June 1st 2007 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published January 23rd 2006)

Land of Shadows (Medieval Mystery, #12)3.89 · Rating details ·  160 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews

A royal birth, a nobleman’s death, a scarlet woman’s murder… In March, 1279, Edward I takes a break from hammering the Welsh and bearing down on England’s Jews to vacation in Gloucestershire. The royal party breaks the journey at Woodstock Manor. And there one life begins as Queen Eleanor labors to birth a new daughter, and one draws to an end when apoplexy fells Baron AdaA royal birth, a nobleman’s death, a scarlet woman’s murder… In March, 1279, Edward I takes a break from hammering the Welsh and bearing down on England’s Jews to vacation in Gloucestershire. The royal party breaks the journey at Woodstock Manor. And there one life begins as Queen Eleanor labors to birth a new daughter, and one draws to an end when apoplexy fells Baron Adam Wynethorpe. Hotfoot to the baron’s deathbed comes his elder son, Hugh, a veteran of Edward I’s Crusades, who can’t shake off the battle horrors he’s witnessed. The baron’s daughter, Prioress Eleanor, has already arrived, bringing along both her sub-infirmarian, Sister Anne, and the monk, Brother Thomas, to tend her father. Awaiting Hugh is his bastard son, Richard, a youth filled with rebellion…and a secret. The royal manor is packed with troubling guests including a sinister priest, an elderly Jewish mother from nearby Oxford mourning a son hanged for the treason of coin-clipping, contentious and greedy courtiers, and a lusty wife engaged with more than one lover. Quite soon, the wife is found hanged. Eleanor and Sister Anne persuade the High Sheriff of Berkshire that Mistress Hawis’ death was not a suicide. In fact, many at the manor had reason to wish Hawis dead. One suspect is…Richard. In her twelfth novel, once again, “Royal amplifies and deepens her series characters in the service of a clever plot that elevates her work to the top rank of historical mystery writers.” –Publishers Weekly Starred Review for Satan’s Lullaby, eleventh in a medieval mystery series recommended by Sharon Kay Penman and compared to Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfaels...more

Hardcover, 220 pages

Published February 2nd 2016 by Poisoned Pen Press

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