In November , 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, Encoun
I m mad about the middle ages and love writing this series of medieval whodunits featuring nun sleuth Hildegard of Meaux When I started with Hangman Blind I thought Hildegard would become an abbess but then she joined the Cistercians who only allowed women to be prioresses so she s had to put up with that It surprises me that I m writing historical novels at all, especially ones involving crime, as before this I wrote contemporary plays and romance I m doubtful about putting too much violence in the stories as there is already so much in the world and I don t like the idea of adding to it, even if only in the imagination, but then, it s part of that world too so it cannot be avoided I would love to write a book shadowing every year of Richard II s reign with a different, multi layered mystery for Hildegard to solve She s about 32 now, with two children living in different households as was the custom then, so by the time poor Richard is murdered, she s going to be quite old I wonder if she and Hubert will ever be together Who knows It s a question readers often ask me but we ll have to wait and see.
- 320 pages
- Hangman Blind
- Cassandra Clark
- 11 May 2019 Cassandra Clark