(From the publisher):
St. Mary's infirmary garden was a place for the growing of healing herbs and a place of quiet for those nuns who had been ill. The fact that it was designed for serenity and comfort made it doubly wrong to find Master Monfort sprawled out on the grass there. Dead.
That he had died violently was neither a surprise nor a distress to Dame Frevisse. Her past dealings with him when he was crowner had not been pleasant. And as royal escheator in charge of determining the rightful heirs of important properties, Monfort had enemies enough. In fact, his death seemed directly related to his work...
Monfort was to settle an inheritance dispute between a wealthy woman and her supposed nephew. If he is actually her dead sister's son, he stands to inherit an estate. If he is not, he'll be left with nothing. Now Dame Frevisse must step in and untangle the fortunes and felonies in this complicated case of political and familial rivalries. But her real challenge is to put aside her feelings and serve justice for the murder of an unjust man...
Original title: The Clerk's Tale
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Amateur
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles→ England