Dark Waters Rising
by Cassandra Clark

A storm is coming . . . Can nun sleuth Hildegard solve the murder of a lay sister before the rising flood waters trap her with a cunning killer?

Autumn, 1394. All is not well at Swyne Priory. Dissension has arisen amongst the nuns. The new novices whisper in corners, spreading malicious rumours and sharing dark secrets.

The Prioress gives Hildegard an order: search out the cause of this unrest, and put a stop to it. But before Hildegard can investigate, she’s forced to deal with a new problem: the arrival of a mysterious stranger in the middle of the night, claiming his life is in danger.

Hildegard isn’t sure whether to believe him, but when a body is discovered near the priory, she’s soon plunged into a dark and dangerous puzzle where nothing is as it seems. All she knows for certain is that a storm is coming, threatening to cut the priory off from the outside world and trap them with a killer . . .

Medieval mystery at its finest and a great pick for readers who love sleuthing monks and nuns like Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma, Ellis Peters’ Brother Cadfael and Cora Harrison’s Reverend Mother.

Reviews

A satisfying addition to the medieval-mystery genre

Booklist on Murder at Beaulieu Abbey

Engrossing … Fans of medieval mysteries will be pleased

Publishers Weekly on Murder at Beaulieu Abbey

Historical detail abounds in a fast-paced mystery that’s one of Clark’s best

Kirkus Reviews on Murder at Beaulieu Abbey

Excellent … Definitely a standout in the crowded medieval mystery field

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Murder at Whitby Abbey

Authentically mired in fourteenth-century religion, politics, and social unrest, the tenth volume in Clark’s consistently superior medieval mystery series will not disappoint fans of the genre

Booklist on Murder at Whitby Abbey

One of the heroine’s most perilous and exciting adventures

Kirkus Reviews on Murder at Whitby Abbey

Readers who favor the political tensions and historical aspects of Ellis Peters’s “Brother Cadfael” mysteries will further appreciate this leisurely paced story

Library Journal on Murder at Whitby Abbey

A dramatic mystery lavishly studded with period details

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review of The Dragon of Handale

Cassandra Clark

Cassandra Clark is an award-winning scriptwriter for theatre, radio and television, and the author of nine previous novels in the Hildegard of Meaux medieval mystery series. Running wild near the ruins of the Abbey of Meaux in the East Riding as a child became her inspiration for the series while the discovery in a dusty archive of the Chronicle of Meaux written in 1395 is the secret source for her research.

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Editions

Dark Waters Rising by Cassandra Clark is available in the following formats

Hardback97814483066571st November 2022147 X 222mm272$29.99
Hardback97814483066571st November 2022150 X 228mm256£20.99
Hardback97814483066571st November 2022147 X 222mm272$29.99
Ebook97814483066951st November 2022N/A256$24.99
Ebook97814483066951st November 2022N/A256£20.99
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