"Highly recommended for fans of medieval mysteries." - Library Journal York, 1385. Just as the Mystery Plays are about to unfold, a young woman witnesses a terrible crime and turns to Abbess Hildegard of Meaux for protection. In The Law of Angels, Cassandra Clark once again shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"
"Excellent . a standout in the crowded medieval mystery field" - Publishers Weekly Starred ReviewDespatched to Whitby Abbey to barter for a Holy Relic, Hildegard of Meaux is plunged into a baffling murder investigation in this gripping medieval mystery.December, 1389. As penance for her sexual misconduct earlier that year, Hildegard is sent by Abbot de Courcy to the powerful Whitby Abbey on a difficult quest: to obtain a Holy Relic, a lock of St Hild's hair, kept secretly by the monks for over 600 years.Accompanied by two monks militant and a young priest from the Abbey of Meaux, Hildegard finds the Whitby guest house teeming with visitors intent on celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas before the austere days of Lent set in. To her dismay, she finds that others, too, are desperate to obtain the Relic and she has no choice but to enter a bidding war if she wants to fulfil her Abbot's request.When the unmarked body of a young monk is discovered in an apple store, dangerous secrets emerge and with tensions between town and abbey erupting into open violence Hildegard finds that even the holy precinct is full of menace ..."Clark expertly blends murder and Machiavellian politics in this stellar 14th-century historical . Fans of strong female sleuths like Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma will feel right at home" Publishers Weekly on A Parliament of Spies"Highly recommended for fans of medieval mystery series like Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael mysteries" Library Journal on The Law of Angels