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The Chatter of the Maidens
Alys Clare

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Hodder Paperbacks
Page Extent : 256
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340793282
Price : 699

About the book
The serenity of Hawkenlye Abbey has been disturbed by the arrival of a new nun and her two young sisters. Recently orphaned, Alba has had to leave her convent at Ely to take her grieving sisters far away from the scene of their sorrow. However Abbess Helewise cannot quite believe in the selflessness of this gesture; Sister Alba is, everyone agrees, a mean-spirited and turbulent presence.



The Abbess's anxieties grow when her old friend Josse d'Acquin is brought to Hawkenlye, half dead from blood poisoning. Then a body is discovered. And one of the sisters goes missing. In order to discover what really lies behind Alba's flight to Hawkenlye, Helewise sets off to visit Ely. She uncovers not only a clever network of lies, but also, hidden in a burnt-out cottage, the horrific remains of a dead man. .

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A worthy heir to Ellis Peters, though grittier, materialises
Proof that a writer of medieval crime fiction can deliver something fresh
     
Alys Clare
Alys Clare is a history enthusiast who has written many novels under a different name. Alys Clare lives in Kent, where the Hawkenlye mysteries are set. You can reach her on her website www.alysclare.c...(+)
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