A Killing Season by Priscilla Royal audiobook

A Killing Season: A Medieval Mystery

By Priscilla Royal
A Poisoned Pen Press Mystery
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing 9781590589472

The Medieval Mysteries: Book 8

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781455112968

  • ISBN: 9781455112951

  • ISBN: 9781455112975

Runtime: 7.17 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2007Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award

Baron Herbert’s return from the Crusades should have been a joyous occasion. Instead, he grows increasingly morose, withdraws from his family, and refuses to share his wife’s bed. When his sons begin to die in strange accidents, some ask whether Herbert harbors a dark sin for which God has cursed him. Perhaps there is a malign presence at this storm-blasted castle, oddly named Doux et Dur.

The baron suddenly sends for Sir Hugh of Wynethorpe, begging his friend to bring spiritual and secular healers but giving little explanation for the request. Worried about Herbert’s descent into melancholy and the tragic deaths, Sir Hugh persuades his sister, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal Priory, to accompany him as well as a respected physician, Master Gamel. Although he is pleased when the prioress brings her healer, Sister Anne, he is dismayed to find Brother Thomas included, a man he has reason to despise. Tensions spark among family members and soon between those who came to help. And as Death’s scythe harvests more victims, and it is not long before Ecclesiastes’ grim words seem all too apt. But is there not also a time to heal?

This is another in Priscilla Royal’s acclaimed Medieval Mystery series.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A spooky setup worthy of John Dickson Carr highlights Royal’s brilliant eighth mystery set in thirteenth-century England…While the murderer’s identity may surprise few, the rich atmosphere and well-drawn characters make this a superior historical.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Priscilla Royal

Author Bio: Priscilla Royal

Priscilla Royal grew up in British Columbia, earned a degree in world literature from San Francisco State University, and worked for the federal government in various positions. She is the author of the Medieval Mystery series featuring Eleanor, prioress of Tyndal, and she is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, California Writers Club, and Sisters in Crime.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English