Synopsis: In the newest Templar Knight Mystery, Bascot de Marins is called to investigate when a young woman is killed and villagers suspect evil forces are to blame.
When a young woman is found murdered at a local shrine with a black adder near her corpse, the superstitious villagers begin to panic. Is this the work of the devil? Is Satan stalking Lincoln’s religious sanctuaries? As parishioners start to avoid the churches in droves, Templar Bascot de Marins is summoned to Lincoln Castle to quell the hysteria and find the very human killer...
Praise for the Templar Knight Mysteries
“Maureen Ash masterfully creates a medieval world full of rich historic detail and peopled with fascinating characters.”—Victoria Thompson, national bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicholas Avenue
“A deft re-creation of a time and place, with characters you’ll want to meet again.”—Margaret Frazier, national bestselling author of the Sister Frevisse Medieval Mysteries
“Fans of quality historical mysteries will be delighted...Ash’s period detail and plotting are first-rate, superior to many other representatives of the rarefied subgenre.”—Publishers Weekly
“An excellent mystery, very suspenseful and clever, with a sympathetic sleuth sure to captivate readers.”—Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times Bestselling Author
“A perplexing mystery with a flawed but sympathetic hero...An enjoyable read.”—Gumshoe
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