The Book of Shadows

The Book of Shadows

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Baker & Taylor
Medieval physician Kathryn Swinbrooke races against time to solve the murder of Tenebrae, an evil magus and blackmailer, to save her beloved Colum Murtagh, a soldier for the crown, and uncovers a host of suspects, including an anxious group of London goldsmiths.

Blackwell North Amer
The Book of Shadows is the fourth novel in the acclaimed series featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke, medieval physician and chemist. It begins shortly after the murderous takeover of the throne by Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville in 1471, when blackmailers thrived by threatening detractors of the new king.
The ugliest threat to the decent people of Canterbury is the magus Tenebrae, who controls the Book of Shadows - a grimoire of spells and magic containing secrets about the dead and the living. When Tenebrae is murdered, Kathryn Swinbrooke is summoned to solve the crime, or else risk the transfer of her love, Colum Murtagh, far away to London. However, the secrets stretch all the way to the King and Queen themselves, and everyone is a suspect - especially Tenebrae's last visitors, a nervous group of goldsmiths from London. Tenebrae is dead but the Book of Shadows still exerts his power, and its new owners will die for it. The suspects fall victim, one by one, to violent deaths, and Swinbrooke most solve the mystery before the Book of Shadows closes on them all.

& Taylor

When necromancer and blackmailer Tenebrae is found murdered, medieval physician and herbalist Kathryn Swinbrooke is called to the scene and attempts to solve a locked-room scenerio in which all present seem to be innocent

Publisher: New York : St. Martins Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780312142872
Branch Call Number: MYS Gr 1996
Characteristics: 195 pages ; 22 cm


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