Fortune Like the MoonHawkenlye Mystery Trilogy (Volume 1)
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St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781466845725256 Pages
It is 1157, and a young nun from Hawkenlye Abbey has been found with her throat slashed. The people of rural Kent are quick to jump to conclusions: Surely the murderer must be one of the felons released by the new king, Richard Plantagenet, as a sign of his goodness and charity. When King Richard dispatches a soldier of fortune, Josse d'Acquin, to investigate the shockingly brutal crime, Josse understands that his true mission is to absolve the king from blame. But neither the king nor Josse has reckoned with the one person who is determined to find the truth at all costs--the remarkable Abbess of Hawkenlye, who ultimately joins with Josse to uncover the menace lurking behind the orderly facade of life in the convent and the surrounding manors. Fortune Like the Moon not only recreates the violence and beauty of medieval times but introduces a truly wonderful new pair of detectives.
Praise for Fortune Like the Moon
“Fortune Like the Moon is proof that a writer of medieval crime fiction can deliver something fresh.” —The Times (London)
“Written with verve and elan, this promises to be the beginning of a new series featuring Josse d'Acquin and Abbess Helewise. Long may they live in detecting history!” —Booknews, The Poisoned Pen