Clark, Cassandra

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Murder at Whitby Abbey

Although set centuries apart, Clark’s tenth medieval mystery (following Murder at Meaux) and Cora Harrison’s 1920s-set “Reverend Mother” series share similarly rich details of religious and political life. Readers who favor the political tensions and historical aspects of Ellis Peters’s “Brother Cadfael” mysteries will further appreciate this leisurely paced story.

The Dragon of Handale

Clark's fifth historical installment (after A Parliament of Spies) can be read as part of the series or as a stand-alone. However, this latest addition is likely to disappoint readers, as the wise nun foolishly places herself in dangerous positions one after the other. From walking alone in the woods to working solo in isolated areas of the priory, Hildegard is repeatedly rescued when someone shows up just in time. Still, Clark's fans and medieval mystery aficionados may enjoy.

A Parliament of Spies

In her fourth outing (after The Law of Angels), the extraordinary medieval spy Abbess Hildegard meets physical and personal challenges while honoring her king's orders...

The Law of Angels

Social injustice and intrigue are irresistible in a mystery dripping in medieval history. The third entry (after Hangman Blind and The Red Velvet Turnshoe) in this stellar series can be read as a stand-alone work, but most readers will want to learn more about the intrepid Hildegard's earlier exploits. We know more are in the making. Highly recommended for fans of medieval mysteries like Ellis Peters's Brother Cadfael series. [Library marketing.]

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