By Michael Jecks
St. Mary’s Priory, positioned on a bleak and depressing moor, is being torn aside by way of rumours and rivalries. Lady Elizabeth of Topsham, Prioress, struggles to take care of either her place and her community.
Sister Margherita, her treasurer, has accused Elizabeth of lascivious fail to remember, claiming that she has given cash wanted for crucial upkeep to the recent vicar – a guy girl Elizabeth usually sees by myself at evening. together with her aid among the opposite nuns becoming, and a sister murdered within the infirmary, suspicion falls upon the Priory.
Sir Baldwin de Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace, and his good friend Bailiff Simon Puttock are summoned to enquire. With the nuns breaking their holy vows of obedience, chastity and poverty with alarming frequency, and the invention of a moment homicide, Baldwin and Simon face their so much tough case but.