Murder in the Cloister
by Tania Bayard
Christine de Pizan is in danger when she is sent to the Priory of Poissy to catch the killer of a young nun in this vividly imagined historical mystery set in fourteenth-century France.
Paris, 1399. Scribe Christine de Pizan is sent to the Priory of Poissy by the palace to copy a manuscript for the prioress. But the prioress already has many copyists, and Christine senses that something is amiss.
Her suspicions are confirmed when the prioress reveals that one of the sisters has been found murdered in the cloister. Fearing for the welfare of the king’s young daughter who resides at the abbey, she is eager for Christine to find out who killed the young nun – and why.
As Christine investigates, she uncovers dark mischief and closely guarded secrets, but can she unmask a killer?
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Enjoyable … Bayard invests this historical series with original flair”
“A good choice for Francophiles and historical-mystery readers”
“Readers will enjoy the nicely constructed mystery as well as the well-researched trip to fourteenth-century France, highlighted by an interesting backstory concerning the contents of the royal library”
Booklist on In the Company of Fools
“Immersive ... Fans of well-researched historical mysteries will be rewarded”
Publishers Weekly on In the Company of Fools
“Bayard vividly immerses the reader in the complex and perilous world of medieval France”
Kirkus Reviews on In the Company of Fools
“The liberal sprinkling of quotations, many from the real de Pizan's own works, lend this intriguing tale an air of historical authenticity”
Booklist on In the Shadow of the Enemy
“Well-researched … History fans will enjoy this one”
Publishers Weekly on In the Shadow of the Enemy
“Historical details drive this period puzzle, whose heroine provides a steady presence against a backdrop of characters constantly fighting against their time and station”
Kirkus Reviews on In the Shadow of the Enemy
“Bayard excels at describing people and places and puts her knowledge of the period to good use in crafting an engrossing whodunit”
Publishers Weekly on In the Presence of Evil
Murder in the Cloister by Tania Bayard is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9780727889454||6th April 2021||150 X 225mm||224||$28.99|
|Hardback||9780727889454||29th January 2021||150 X 225mm||224||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448304950||1st March 2021||N/A||224||$25.99|
|Ebook||9781448304950||1st March 2021||N/A||224||£18.99|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781448309160||29th November 2022||147 X 222mm||336||$36.95|
|Hardback - Large Print||9781448309160||29th September 2022||147 X 222mm||336||£22.99|
|Paperback||9781780297576||26th July 2022||140 X 215mm||224||$17.95|
|Paperback||9781780297576||26th May 2022||138 X 216mm||224||£12.99|