Sorrow Without End (Medieval Mysteries) (Paperback)

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This is book number 3 in the Medieval Mysteries series.


"Excellent...oozes with suspense and intrigue." —Booklist

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 man's chest is engraved with a strange, cursive design, and the body is wrapped in a crusader's 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?

Ralf's 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 Eleanor's 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.

About the Author

Priscilla Royal grew up in British Columbia and earned a B.A. in World Literature at San Francisco State University, where she discovered the beauty of medieval literature. She is a theater fan as well as a reader of history, mystery, and fiction of lesser violence. When not hiding in the thirteenth century, she lives in Northern California and is a member of California Writers Club, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

Praise For…

"Eleanor's steadfast faith in a merciful God must contend with the vicious nature of man in a compelling resolution." — Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

"Tautly woven, this introspective period piece oozes with suspense and intrigue." — Booklist

"A very lively story focusing on events that are topical today without pulling the reader out of the period." — Historical Novel Society
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464200724
ISBN-10: 1464200726
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: September 30th, 2011
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Medieval Mysteries