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When one of her company falls ill on a return journey to Tyndal, Prioress Eleanor accepts lodging at a nearby manor. Master Stevyns' wife is having an affair with the groom while a local widow acts more the lady of the manor than the lady herself. His eldest son and spouse are obsessed with sin and heaven while his youngest son, bound for the Church, unexpectedly returns with more interest in lute playing than the priesthood. It is no surprise when someone's throat is cut, but the sheriff does all he can to avoid offending the family rather than seeking the real killer. When he arrests a servant, she herself is stabbed before she can either prove innocence or be taken off for hanging. Will Eleanor discover the dark secrets that have led to this string of killings before the murderer strikes again?
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|Title of Mystery & Detective eBook: Chambers of Death||Series: Prioress Eleanor, , #6|
|Release Date: 05-27-2011|
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|Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press|
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Chambers of Death
Chapter OneThe tree limbs arched with the weight of ice-kissed rain, then dropped their burden with a loud crack like a bursting dam.
Prioress Eleanor flinched when the torrent hit and clutched the feverish young woman in her arms even closer. "We shall find warm lodging soon," she whispered into Mariota's ear and prayed her words sounded more confident than she felt.
Shivering, the girl groaned and muttered incoherently.
If a fire and dry shelter were not found quickly, the chill autumn's fierce storm would surely kill this young woman who had known only fifteen summers. As the numbing damp soaked through her own cloak, Eleanor began to shake. Is there any comfort for us, she wondered, and began to fall victim to gray despair.
Even her donkey now issued a low complaint. Hope must be a very feeble thing indeed, she thought bleakly, if this patient of all creatures has grown anxious.
"My lady, take this." Brother Thomas eased his horse closer to the trembling women. With a swift, efficient gesture, he lifted off his own cloak and draped it gently around them. "I erred when I suggested you seek the dry spot under the tree. I thought you would be better protected from the storm. I beg pardon for my poor judgment."
Eleanor pulled the rough, dry wool closer. Her monk was a tall, broad-shouldered man, and the cloak easily covered two small women from the lashing rain. "All err is mine, Brother, and it is I who should beg pardon for taking this ill-advised journey. You are kind, but I should not deprive you of this warmth. Two must not fall gravely ill for my own foolishness."