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The Faithful Dead

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781444716696

Price: £6.99

ON SALE: 23rd June 2003

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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An elderly pilgrim dies in Hawkenlye Vale. Nothing suspicious about that: he was gravely ill when he arrived. Meanwhile Josse d’Acquin has a visit from Prince John. Accompanied by his seer, the Prince urgently seeks news of a stranger, Galbertius Sidonius. Hurrying to Hawkenlye Abbey to enlist the Abbess Helewise’s help, Josse finds that she has a problem of her own: a decomposing body has been discovered. Naked, and killed by an expert hand.
Josse’s brother, Yves, arrives; a visitor at Acquin has been asking for the brothers’ father, Geoffroi, who went to Outremer with King Louis and Queen Eleanor. Josse, Yves and the Abbess are hurled into a mystery whose roots stretch back much further than the Second Crusade. And, watching them with his strange dark eyes, is the enigmatic figure of the Prince’s Magister…

Reviews

Proof that a writer of medieval crime fiction can deliver something fresh
The Times
A worthy heir to Ellis Peters, though grittier, materialises
Poison in the Pen
'Alys Clare writes these gorgeous books in modern day style, producing intense and beautiful tales of ancient charm' - Bangor Chronicle