By Barbara Reichmuth Geisler

In 11th-century England, Abbess Cecily hosts a dinner at Shaftesbury Abbey. one of the site visitors are Cecily’s part brother, Tirel, a knight and world-weary veteran of the Crusades, Sir Baudri de Beaumont and his gorgeous spouse, Beatrice, and Beatrice’s look-alike sister Sophina. As minstrels, jugglers, and acrobats amuse the diners, Beatrice unexpectedly collapses in discomfort and breathes her final. It now falls to Dame Averilla, a headstrong younger nun, Sir Tirel, and Bailiff Robert Bradshaw to enquire. the 3 needs to confirm no matter if against the law has certainly been devoted, or even if the loss of life, which appears to be like to were as a result of poisoned meals, used to be a dreadful coincidence. within the technique, they become aware of that the girl who truly succumbed to the poison will possibly not were Beatrice, and that the homicide can have arisen both from jealousy and avarice one of the the Aristocracy, or used to be a politically pushed outrage ordered by way of King Henry himself.

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