Tyrant of the Mind

Tyrant of the Mind

Medieval Mystery Series, Book 2

eBook - 2012
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MEDIEVAL MYSTERY: On a remote East Anglian coast stands Tyndal Priory, which belongs to the Order of Fontevraud where monks and nuns live and work in close proximity. Prioress Eleanor of Wynethorpe, young and inexperienced, has just been controversially appointed by King Henry III.

TYRANT OF THE MIND: Winter, 1271. The shadow of death falls over Castle Wynethorpe on the Welsh border. Eleanor's nephew's life hangs in the balance, and she is summoned home tend him with prayers and healing talents. But death will not be denied. The chill that pervades the castle stems not just from the bitter winter besieging it, but also from the murderous tensions that afflict its occupants. Soon after Eleanor arrives, her brother, bloody dagger in hand, is found standing over the corpse of his oldest friend.

Unable to believe that her brother is a murderer, Eleanor sets out to prove his innocence before he meets his fate on the hangman's gibbet.

Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2012.
ISBN: 9781781850244
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Feb 28, 2015

Apparently medieval nuns and monks had carte blanche to travel to their family homes, if they were needed. In this book, Eleanor, Prioress of Tyndal Abbey, takes Anne, the medical specialist from her abbey and Brother Thomas to her father's castle to help nurse her nephew back to health. During their stay, marriage negotiations are begun between their family and a neighboring one. It is obvious from the outset, that something is drastically wrong in the visiting family. Eleanor's brother, for whom the marriage is being arranged, is blamed when the brother of the prospective bride is killed. A servant of Eleanor's family is killed in an accident, their priest is almost killed, and the father of the prospective bride is attacked. It takes all the detective skills of Eleanor and Thomas to untangle the web of anger and retribution that has caused all this. It sounds gorey, but once again negotiation and psychology make this an intriguing puzzle rather than a blood and guts thriller.

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