(From the publisher):
An elderly pilgrim dies in Hawkenlye Vale. There's nothing suspicious about that: he was gravely ill when he arrived.
Meanwhile Josse d'Acquin has a visit from Prince John, accompanied by his seer, and urgently seeking news of a mysterious stranger. Hurrying to Hawkenlye Abbey to enlist the Abbess Helewise's help, Josse finds that she has a problem of her own: a decomposing body has been discovered. Naked, and killed by an expert hand.
Then Josse's brother Yves arrives; a visitor has been asking for the brothers' father, dead these many years. Josse, Yves and the Abbess are hurled into a mystery whose roots stretch back much further than the Second Crusade. And watching them all the while with his strange dark eyes is the enigmatic figure of the Prince's Magister...
Original title: The Faithful Dead
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical