Hangman Blind

Hangman Blind

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Baker & Taylor
Abbess Hildegard makes a perilous solo journey to York and to the Abbey of Meaux in order to secure the future of her priory, only to encounter a series of brutal murders that threaten her, her family and friends, and her country.

McMillan Palgrave
In November 1382, the month of the dead, Abbess Hildegard rides out for York from the Abbey of Meaux. This is no ordinary journey—it is a time of rival popes, a boy king, and a shaky peace in the savage aftermath of Wat Tyler’s murder—and Hildegard has embarked on a perilous mission to try to secure the future of her priory.

Traveling alone, she discovers danger, encountering first a gibbet with five bloodied corpses and then the body of a youth, brutally butchered. Who was the boy, how was he connected to the men hanging from the gibbet, and what do these gruesome deaths mean? Hildegard is determined to uncover the truth, no matter how terrible it may be. When even her childhood home, Castle Hutton, turns out not to be a safe haven from murder, Hildegard realizes she will have to summon all of her courage and wisdom to counter the dark forces that threaten her friends and family as well as her country.


Blackwell North Amer
November, 1382. The month of the dead. Close to the Feast of St. Martin in the fifth year of King Richard's reign, Abbess Hildegard rides out for York and the Abbey of Meanx.
This is no ordinary journey. It is a time of rival popes, a boy king, and a shaky peace in the savage aftermath of Wat Tyler's murder. As Hildegard embarks on a perilous mission to secure the future of her priory, with only her two hounds for protection, she encounters a gibbet with five bloodied corpses and then the body of a youth, brutally butchered. Who was the boy, how was he connected to the men hanging from the gibbet, and what do these gruesome deaths mean? Hildegard is determined to uncover the truth, no matter how terrible it may be.
When even her childhood home, Castle Hutton, turns out not to be a safe haven from murder, Hildegard realizes she will have to summon all of her courage and wisdom to counter the dark forces that threaten her friends and family as well as her country.
The first in a new series of medieval mysteries, Hangman Blind introduces a remarkable new heroine.

Baker
& Taylor

Hoping to secure the future of her priory, Abbess Hildegard makes a perilous solo journey from the Abbey of Meaux to York, only to encounter a series of brutal murders that threaten her, her family and friends, and her country, in a debut mystery set against the backdrop of fourteenth-century England. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780312537302
0312537301
Branch Call Number: MYS Clark, C 100.1 2009
Characteristics: 311 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm

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Jun 26, 2016

A clever who dunnit in medieval England. An attempted poisoning is followed by murder and mayhem as a clever Abbess is left to sort through the suspects.

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