In the Presence of Evil
by Tania Bayard
Introducing scribe sleuth Christine de Pizan in the first of an intriguing new historical mystery series set in 14th Century France.
Paris, 1393. Recent widow Christine de Pizan became a scribe to support her family, but when she is called to the palace to work, she dreads going. There, everyone fears the king’s attacks of unreason and they believe the charlatans who claim they can cure him with vile potions. But when a mysterious book of magic leaves a trail of real murdered bodies in its wake, Christine has more than black magic to worry about.
Then one of the king’s favourites, Hugues de Précy, is found murdered and his wife Alix de Clairy is blamed. Can Christine prove Alix’s innocence and save her from being burned at the stake?
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Bayard excels at describing people and places and puts her knowledge of the period to good use in crafting an engrossing whodunit”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“This richly detailed and atmospheric historical mystery will draw readers into a fascinating medieval world that devotees of Ellis Peters and Ariana Franklin will savor.”
“An intriguing premise and a dexterously executed story”
In the Presence of Evil by Tania Bayard is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727887887||1st August 2018||142 X 222mm||240||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727887887||30th April 2018||142 X 222mm||240||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781780109671||1st August 2018||N/A||240||$10.99|
|Ebook||9781780109671||1st August 2018||N/A||240||£8.99|
|Paperback||9781847519115||1st May 2019||140 X 215mm||240||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781847519115||28th February 2019||140 X 215mm||240||£12.99|