The Monastery Murders by E.m. PowellThe Monastery Murders by E.m. Powell

The Monastery Murders

byE.m. Powell

Paperback | September 27, 2018

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Their lives are ones of quiet contemplation—and brutal murder.

Christmas Eve, 1176. Brother Maurice, monk of Fairmore Abbey, awaits the night prayer bell. But there is only silence. Cursing his fellow brother Cuthbert’s idleness, he seeks him out—and in the darkness, finds him brutally murdered.

Summoned from London to the isolated monastery on the Yorkshire Moors, Aelred Barling, clerk to the King’s justices, and his messenger Hugo Stanton, set about investigating the horrific crime. They quickly discover that this is far from a quiet monastic house. Instead, it seethes with bitter feuds, rivalries and resentments. But no sooner do they arrive than the killer strikes again—and again.

When Barling discovers a pattern to these atrocities, it becomes apparent that the murderer’s rampage is far from over. With everyone, including the investigators, now fearing for their lives, can Barling and Stanton unmask the culprit before more blood is spilled?

E.M. Powell’s historical thriller Fifth Knight novels have been #1 Amazon and Bild bestsellers. The Monastery Murders is the second novel in her new Stanton and Barling medieval murder mystery series. She is a contributing editor to International Thriller Writers’ The Big Thrill magazine, blogs for English Historical Fiction Authors an...
Title:The Monastery MurdersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.2 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:September 27, 2018Publisher:Amazon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1503903249

ISBN - 13:9781503903241

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from well0written mystery When a monk of Fairmore Abbey is discovered dead a summons from Ranulf de Glanville sends Hugo Stanton and Aelred Barling to investigate. In the wintery month of January 1177 they make their way from London to North Yorkshire and this very isolated community. They have not been long at the monastery when the murderer kills again. A well-written mystery, an enjoyable read. A story where we also discover more of the history of the main two characters, who seem to complement each other throughout the book and become more well-rounded as a result. It can certainly be read as a standalone story but I would recommend the first book as a worthwhile read.
Date published: 2018-09-27