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After the discovery of three savagely murdered bodies in his parish, Brother Athelstan finds himself involved in the hunt for a dangerous killer. It is clear that two of the victims, a whore and a preacher, surprised an assassin who was then forced to kill them. But who the third victim is, and why someone has gone to so much trouble to kill him, remains a mystery. And can it really have any connection with Sir John Cranston’s attempt to save a women unjustly accused of stabbing a clerk?

Reviews

Praise for the series: 'Death and mystery pack the pages - but there's humour too
Colchester Evening News
Vitality in the landscape...angst in the mystery, it's Peters minus the herbs but plus a few crates of sack
Oxford Times
Absolutely superb
CADS