"Priscilla Royal understands the human heart, the medieval mind,
and how to ratchet up the suspense with each turning page."
—Sharon Kay Penman, NYT bestselling author
Available February 6th!
Welcome to thirteenth century England where our assumptions about the medieval world may be shaken and the inhabitants of those distant centuries begin to resemble friends, neighbors, and even family. As a writer of historical mysteries, I want to honor the past by allowing characters to speak and act within the context of their world but without making the mistake that everyone thought and behaved exactly the same. Language and fashion may change, but human nature does not. And keep in mind that what is the past to us was the immediate present to our ancestors, just as today will be history to our descendants.
Now available from Poisoned Pen Press is Wild Justice, the fourteenth in my series featuring Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas of the Order of Fontevraud.
A local abbot begs her help resolving the murder of one of his monks, the killer thought to be the ghost of a Welsh brigand hanged for killing English soldiers. Believing a solution is easy, Prioress Eleanor agrees.
But Prioress Eleanor, Brother Thomas and Sister Anne discover that an evil spirit is the least of their worries, and the tale of the hanged man is far from simple. In the midst of war, lies are often painted as truths and truths as lies. Can anyone seeking untainted facts escape mortal danger?
"History is the essence of innumerable biographies."
—Thomas Carlyle, "On History," 1838