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It is late summer in the year 1270 and England is as weary as its aging king, Henry III. Although the Simon de Montfort rebellion is over, the smell of death still hangs like smoke over the land. Even in the small priory of Tyndal on the remote East Anglian coast, the monks and nuns of the Order of Fontevraud long for a return to tranquil routine. Their hopes are dashed, however, when the young and inexperienced Eleanor of Wynethorpe is appointed their new prioress over someone of their own choosing. Nor are Eleanor’s own prayers for a peaceful transition answered. Only a day after her arrival, a brutally murdered monk is found in the cloister gardens, and Brother Thomas, a young priest with a troubled past, arrives to bring her a more personal grief. Now she must not only struggle to gain the respect of her terrified and resentful flock but also cope with violence, lust and greed in a place dedicated to love and peace.The first in the Medieval Mystery series.

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Wine of Violence
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3.9 / 5
A splendid read.
July 27th, 2015
As a longtime lover of Brother Cadfael (hmmm, that doesn't sound quite right), and of Dame Frevisse, I consider Prioress Eleanor is more than qualified to join the ranks. I love the perspective into a way of life we can only try to imagine, into a mindset so far from our own. Solving crimes without CSI, mobile phones, and forensic laboratories, just with sheer intelligence and observation. I also very much enjoy detective stories set between the two World Wars, for a lot of the same reasons - sending a Constable (on a bicycle) off to the next village to use the Post Office phone to sent an urgent message to Scotland Yard.
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Wine of violence
November 10th, 2014
Worthy success of of E. Peter's Cadfael series. Very enjoyable, great characters, plot twists interesting solutions to the mystery
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