Covenant with Hell (Medieval Mysteries) (Large Print / Paperback)

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This is book number 10 in the Medieval Mysteries series.


In the Spring of 1277, Prioress Eleanor goes on a pilgrimage to a famous East Anglian shrine. There are rumors that King Edward may also visit the shrine soon to seek God's blessing for his invasion of Wales. Lurking in this sacred place, however, is an assassin hoping to murder a king.

Soon after Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas arrive, a nun falls to her death from the priory bell tower. Brother Thomas finds the body, and the pair quickly grasp that this nun's death was not a simple tragedy. The circumstances point to murder, but this slaying is further tainted with treason. Among the pilgrims, merchants, and religious, too many betray an interest in this death—including a canny street child. At least one of them is most certainly a killer.

Can Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas succeed in exposing the assassin or will they also fall victim to one who has made a covenant with hell?

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…

"There is no better writer of medieval mysteries than Priscilla Royal." — Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times bestselling author

"Royal again demonstrates why she's a worthy successor to Ellis Peters." — Publishers Weekly STARRED Review

"This historically authentic series is definitely on a par with the best of Peter Tremayne and Ellis Peters." — Margaret Flanagan, Booklist

"...this one pulls in enough red herrings to keep even non-medievalists interested." — Kirkus Reviews

"This is a satisfying mystery following in the footsteps of Peters, where religious people are not devout clichés but individuals with histories of their own. Historical detail is thick and accurate. A marvelous read." — Historical Novel Society
Product Details
ISBN: 9781464201943
ISBN-10: 1464201943
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: December 1st, 2013
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Medieval Mysteries