Murder at Beaulieu Abbey
by Cassandra Clark

Death and danger await intrepid nun Hildegard of Meaux when she undertakes a secret mission for the good of her Order, in this eleventh action-packed installment of the medieval mystery series.

February, 1390. Hildegard is given a special assignment by the Prioress of Swyne to escort a young heiress from Beaulieu Abbey to the northern stronghold of Sir William atte Wood. What could be more pleasant than to join a betrothal party, especially as she will be accompanied on the long journey to the New Forest by the two monks militant, Gregory and Egbert.

But there is a more urgent and secret purpose for her mission.

The Western Church is in Schism, with two popes battling for power. The Cistercians are split between the pope in Rome – supported by King Richard – and the pope in Avignon, an ally of the king’s French enemies. Which pope will Beaulieu decide to follow? England’s future depends on it, and who better than Hildegard to discover Beaulieu’s allegiance? But to question such powerful forces brings only death and danger – and even her two militant monks may not be enough to save her.

This action-packed, page-turning medieval mystery is a great choice for fans of holy sleuths like Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma and Paul Doherty’s Brother Athelstan.

Reviews

A satisfying addition to the medieval-mystery genre

Booklist

Engrossing … Fans of medieval mysteries will be pleased

Publishers Weekly

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

Kirkus Reviews

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: Clark’s best to date

Kirkus Reviews Starred Review of The Dragon of Handale

Fans of strong female sleuths like Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma will feel right at home

Publishers Weekly on A Parliament of Spies

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

Murder at Beaulieu Abbey by Cassandra Clark is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278908941st June 2021144 X 214mm256$28.99
Hardback978072789089431st March 2021144 X 214mm256£20.99
Ebook97814483051311st May 2021N/A256$6.99
Ebook97814483051311st May 2021N/A256£4.99
Hardback - Large Print978144830609127th January 2022144 X 223mm368$36.95
Hardback - Large Print978144830609125th November 2021144 X 223mm368£22.99
Paperback978178029775027th January 2022140 X 217mm256$17.95
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