Whiter Than The Lily

Represented by:
Sophie Gorell Barnes

Category:
historical mystery

Publisher:
Hodder

Publication date:
December 8th 2011

Foreign rights controlled by:
MBA

The young beautiful Galena and her husband, the much older Ambrose are trying for a child but to no avail. When Josse d’Acquin tells her of the healing waters of Hawkenlye she is overjoyed and sets off with her escort. But she arrives alone. A few days later her husband, befuddled and unwell, arrives and within hours she dies in agony on the infirmary floor. On examination it appears she has been poisoned and that she was pregnant after all.  Josse and Helewise are determined to solve the riddle of her death even if it leads themselves also into danger.

The seventh in the medieval crime series set in Hawkenlye in the Weald of Kent

Reviews

'Proof that a writer of medieval crime fiction can deliver something fresh' - The Times

'A worthy heir to Ellis Peters, though grittier, materialises' - Poison in the Pen on Fortune like the Moon
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