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Hangman Blind

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 9781783019519
Genre : Fiction
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In the savage aftermath of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, the nun Hildegard of Meaux sets out on a perilous journey across the wilds of North Yorkshire. Her quest is to establish a small priory of her own but along the way she encounters five corpses swinging from a gibbet and a brutally murdered boy in the woods. Horrified, she is determined to discover who can have committed such a crime but when the trail leads to Castle Hutton she soon finds her own life in jeopardy from the brutal mercenary Escrick Fitzjohn. What has this to do with events in London? Mystery follows mystery as Hildegard seeks to unravel the truth. First in the acclaimed medieval mystery series, Hangman Blind introduces Saxon heart-throb Ulf of Langbrough and the charismatic Abbot de Courcy. Murder is not the only danger Hildegard faces - her heart is in danger too.

Hangman Blind

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 9781783019519
Genre : Fiction
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In the savage aftermath of the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, the nun Hildegard of Meaux sets out on a perilous journey across the wilds of North Yorkshire. Her quest is to establish a small priory of her own but along the way she encounters five corpses swinging from a gibbet and a brutally murdered boy in the woods. Horrified, she is determined to discover who can have committed such a crime but when the trail leads to Castle Hutton she soon finds her own life in jeopardy from the brutal mercenary Escrick Fitzjohn. What has this to do with events in London? Mystery follows mystery as Hildegard seeks to unravel the truth. First in the acclaimed medieval mystery series, Hangman Blind introduces Saxon heart-throb Ulf of Langbrough and the charismatic Abbot de Courcy. Murder is not the only danger Hildegard faces - her heart is in danger too.

A Parliament Of Spies

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 9781429942386
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All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brave, incorruptible Abbess of Meaux. Abbess Hildegard may consider herself "just a nun with no useful skills or connections," yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself—not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark's A Parliament of Spies shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"

The Dragon Of Handale

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 9781250058867
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Returning to her priory after a year-long pilgrimage, Hildegard evaluates her decision to rejoin at a correctional house for sinning nuns and discovers the body of a young man who may have been under guard in a secret tower in the woods.

The Red Velvet Turnshoe

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 1429984503
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In the midst of a long, bleak winter in the year 1383, flooding brought famine, famine brought disease, and The Black Death visited town after town. Into this watery world, against a background of plague and the turmoil of the Hundred Years' War, a brave and brilliant nun, Abbess Hildegard, embarks on a quest for a precious relic, the Cross of Constantine. Strong-willed and independent, she will need remarkable skills to survive. For with the English Crown at stake, there are many who want her mission to fail—and one, above all, who plans a deadly revenge.

The Law Of Angels

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 9781429960656
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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!"

Alchemist Of Netley Abbey

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 9781843964681
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Desperate to return home to Meaux after the traumatic events in London and Salisbury, intrepid nun Hildegard and her charismatic but untouchable abbot Hubert de Courcy set out with their two militant monks through the New Forest on the long journey north at last.Fate however intervenes.Even before they escape the labyrinthine paths of the Royal Forest Hubert is in need of urgent medical attention and they are forced to seek shelter at the mysterious Netley Abbey. Although welcomed inside the precincts all is not as it seems. A motley group of pilgrims are waiting to take ship to France. Guests secretly come and go. Who are they? Are they spies assassins or something even more threatening to the safety of King Richard's realm? And why are they here in this remote and beautiful place? A Welsh alchemist reputed to have mysterious powers adds his own sinister desires to the brew and when a valuable book disappears and two deaths follow who is to blame?As usual Hildegard is entangled in a web of intrigue and defies all dangers to discover the truth.

The Butcher Of Avignon

Author : Cassandra Clark
ISBN : 9781783016181
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When Hildegard is sent on a mission to the fabulous papal palace in Avignon, she is well aware that Clement VII is known throughout Europe as the Butcher of Cesena and, with England at war, she will have to watch her step while inside the very stronghold of the enemy. Shortly after arriving, an English knight and his brutal bodyguards turn up. He is a vassal of one of young King Richard's deadliest rivals. What is his purpose in Avignon? Why has he abducted two innocent men from the streets of London and smuggled them into the palace? And, worse for Hildegard, two other Enlighmen are here, one close to her heart but a traitor to the king and the other a violent and dangerous obsessive. When the body of a chorister is found stabbed on a sack of gold inside Clement's most secret and private treasury, Hildegard cannot walk away from the troop of young pages who seek her help in finding his killer. Can she solve the puzzle of the murder before the murderer finds her? Danger follows the intrepid nun every step of the way to a final and gruesome reckoning.

The Ionia Sanction

Author : Gary Corby
ISBN : 9781429979153
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"Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he's made it first-rate entertainment." --Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of Nox Dormienda and City of Dragons Athens, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos, the only investigating agent in ancient Athens. His girlfriend's left him and his boss wants to fire him. But when an Athenian official is murdered, the brilliant statesman Pericles has no choice but to put Nico on the job. The case takes Nico, in the company of a beautiful slave girl, to the land of Ionia within the Persian Empire. The Persians will execute him on the spot if they think he's a spy. Beyond that, there are only a few minor problems: He's being chased by brigands who are only waiting for the right price before they kill him. Somehow he has to placate his girlfriend, who is very angry about that slave girl. He must meet Themistocles, the military genius who saved Greece during the Persian Wars, and then defected to the hated enemy. And to solve the crime, Nico must uncover a secret that could not only destroy Athens, but will force him to choose between love, and ambition, and his own life.

Drink

Author : Iain Gately
ISBN : 1440631263
Genre : Cooking
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A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

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