BookBrowse Reviews Tyrant of the Mind by Priscilla Royal

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Tyrant of the Mind

by Priscilla Royal

Tyrant of the Mind by Priscilla Royal
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  • First Published:
    Dec 2004, 262 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2006, 252 pages

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A 'country house' mystery set in a 13th century monastery.

Comment: This is Priscilla Royal's second murder mystery set in the 13th century - and it's a true delight.  Royal continues with the characters she introduced in 'Wine of Violence' (2003) - the gutsy young prioress of Tyndal Abbey, Eleanor, and her companions, Sister Anne, a nun skilled in medicine, and Brother Thomas, an unwilling and unseemingly handsome monk with a complex past - more about which we'll undoubtedly learn in later volumes. 

The first installment was set in Tyndal, but in Tyrant of the Mind, Eleanor, Sister Anne and Brother Thomas have traveled to Eleanor's family seat on the borders of Wales where her nephew is very sick.  Before long the bodies start falling, almost as thick and fast as the snow on the ground (which prevents anyone calling for the local sheriff - ...

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