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Parliament of Spies, A (An Abbess of Meaux Mystery) [Paperback]

Cassandra Clark
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29 Oct 2012 An Abbess of Meaux Mystery
Autumn 1386. Hildegard of Meaux - a Cistercian Abbess with a keen instinct for crime solving - is accompanying the Archbishop of York, Alexander Neville, to London for the opening of Parliament amid much civic unrest. While packing to leave, the Archbishop's saucier is found brutally murdered in the ale vat, and it emerges that the culprit must be one of the Archbishop's party. The journey from York to London is fraught with more deadly surprises, and it becomes clear to Hildegard that this sinister plot may also involve King Richard, and those looking to depose him at all costs. Traitors, murderers, noblemen and madmen come together to create a puzzling scheme that only Hildegard can solve, digging up past grudges, new weapons and a mysterious friar. The most recent instalment in the highly acclaimed Hildegard of Meaux series, A Parliament of Spies paints a vivid picture of medieval London, where loyalty and treason are very difficult to identify.

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Allison & Busby (29 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749012137
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749012137
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 224,235 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cassandra Clark was born in the East Riding of Yorkshire where she grew up in a village near the ancient medieval market town of Beverley. For several years she wrote scripts for the theatre,radio and television as well as contemporary fiction while tutoring at the Open University. She won a Directors' Guild Award for a stage play and ran a lunch-time theatre in a Tudor inn in York. She is now writing a series of historical detective novels set in the time of Richard II,featuring a nun sleuth, Hildegard of Meaux,and her sidekick Brother Thomas. The Gothic Yorkshire landscape and crumbling medieval monasteries are the context for Hildegard's sleuthing adventures into the dark side of medieval political rivalries.

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5.0 out of 5 stars comment 8 Jan 2014
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enjoyable saga, completely different to what I usually read, good quality, good packaging and prompt delivery when I was anxious to start reading it
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this series 18 May 2014
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So good to have a woman of action as the central character, someone who makes decisions and takes risks. Refreshing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Confusing 1 May 2014
Not as good as the earlier books in the series, the author seemed to have changed her style of writing for the book & the result was confusion. The period of history that the book takes place in was very turbulent I understand that, but the style the book was written in made it all the more confusing. Overall I was quite disappointed. I finished the book but only just about.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very interesting 14 Mar 2014
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I found it to be very interesting book . Especially the use of herbs to keep them healthy and to kill .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Confusing 2 Mar 2014
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First she's in love with Hubert, then Riveria. Ulf is the long standing suitor. Not so pure Hidilgard. Loved it anyway but it is sad.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great tale 3 Feb 2014
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Good tale from start to finish. Have read a few of these and will be trying more in the near future.
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