The Sanctity of Hate: A Medieval Mystery

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Poisoned Pen Press, 2012 - Fiction - 221 pages
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The summer of 1276 at Tyndal Priory is passing peacefully until a villager's corpse is found floating in the millpond. A Jewish family, refugees under the 1275 Statute of the Jewry, is accused. Did Jacob ben Asser kill him or was it Gytha, the prioress' maid? Even Prioress Eleanor now wonders if she wants to unmask the killer.

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User Review  - Judith_Starkston - LibraryThing

Priscilla Royal has brought her fine historical and story-telling skills to a heartbreaking and complex period in medieval England: the treatment of Jews under Edward I. What I love best about Royal’s ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The death of an unpopular man exposes some ugly truths about the residents of Tyndal Village.A newcomer to the area, the surly Kenelm has made no friends. But when his corpse is found floating in the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Priscilla Royal is the author of nine medieval mysteries. She was born in Seattle, grew up in British Columbia, and now resides in Northern California. She is a member of the California Writers Club and Sisters in Crime.

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