(From the publisher):
It is a cruel winter. Richard the Lionheart is still held hostage after his crusade and his people are left half-starving after paying a mercilessly high ransom for him. The Abbess Helewise is struggling to keep the abbey going when a much-loved person returns to her after nearly twenty years, in desperate need of help: it is her son. His wife is suffering mental torments and his small boy is mute.
But then a man is found strangled, dangling from a tree near the abbey. The next day Helewise's son and his family flee have disappeared.
With Josse's stout support, Helewise investigates deep into her own past to the time before she took the veil. Were her handsome husband and her enigmatic father-in-law all that they seemed? Can another terrible murder be prevented? Or will the sins of the father be laid upon Helewise's beloved son?
Original title: Girl in a Red Tunic
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical