Saintly Murders by C. L. Grace
A Medieval Mystery Featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke

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In the late summer of 1472, medieval physician and apothecary Kathryn Swinbrooke is summoned to investigate yet another puzzling situation in Canterbury. She is appointed by the Archbishop as Advocatus Diaboli-the Devil's Advocate-to argue against the beatification of Roger Atworth, a friar in the Order of the Sack and the confessor of Dame Cecily of York, King Edward's mother. Atworth has died under mysterious circumstances, and there are rumors afloat of miraculous happenings surrounding his body. At the same time, an infestation of rats has begun to afflict Canterbury. Never in the history of the city has such an invasion occurred, and the topic is one everyone's lips.

Meanwhile, when Kathryn begins asking questions at the friary about Atworth's death, she discovers that the logical explanation is murder, not a miracle. His involvement with Cecily may have brought about his demise, and Kathryn suspects a link between his death and that of an English spy outside the friary. With the murderer still on the loose, what began as a search for the town's ills becomes instead Kathryn's pursuit of a killer.
 

About C. L. Grace

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C.L. Grace is the pseudonym of P.C. Doherty, author of four previous mysteries featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke as well as several other mystery series. He holds a doctorate from Oxford and lives in Essex, England.
 
Published August 25, 2001 by Minotaur Books. 256 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When rats threaten to infest Canterbury, physician and apothecary Kathryn Swinbrooke and her lover, Colum Murtagh, Master of the King's Horse, team up for a fourth time, in an intriguing tale o

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When rats threaten to infest Canterbury, physician and apothecary Kathryn Swinbrooke and her lover, Colum Murtagh, Master of the King's Horse, team up for a fourth time, in an intriguing tale of espionage and murder from British author Grace (The Merchant of Death, etc.).

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