In November 1382, the month of the dead, Abbess Hildegard rides out for York from the Abbey of Meaux This is no ordinary journey it is a time of rival popes, a boy king, and a shaky peace in the savage aftermath of Wat Tyler s murder and Hildegard has embarked on a perilous mission to try to secure the future of her priory Traveling alone, she discovers danger, Read Hangman Blind – tbjewellers.co.uk
I m mad about the middle ages and love writing this series of medieval whodunits featuring nun sleuth Hildegard of Meaux When I started with Hangman Blind I thought Hildegard would become an abbess but then she joined the Cistercians who only allowed women to be prioresses so she s had to put up with that It surprises me that I m writing historical novels at all, especially ones involving crime, as before this I wrote contemporary plays and romance I m doubtful about putting too much violence in the stories as there is already so much in the world and I don t like the idea of adding to it, even if only in the imagination, but then, it s part of that world too so it cannot be avoided I would love to write a book shadowing every year of Richard II s reign with a different, multi layered mystery for Hildegard to solve She s about 32 now, with two children living in different households as was the custom then, so by the time poor Richard is murdered, she s going to be quite old I wonder if she and Hubert will ever be together Who knows It s a question readers often ask me but we ll have to wait and see.
- 320 pages
- Hangman Blind
- Cassandra Clark
- 16 June 2018 Cassandra Clark