The Dragon of Handale by Cassandra Clark

| May 4, 2015

Thank you to Penelope Wright for reviewing this historical novel for us. Over to Penny… This is the 5th novel by Cassandra Clark but the first I have read. I thought, this is another medieval mystery, similar to others I have read, some by Priscilla Royal who has written many books about religious women investigating […]

Death of a Dyer by Eleanor Kuhns

| July 10, 2014

I described Eleanor Kuhns’ debut novel A Simple Murder as “one of the best mysteries I’ve read” and it won the Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Award, so it was going to be a tough one to follow. However, I enjoyed Death of A Dyer just as much. Like A Simple Murder, Death […]

The Midwife’s Tale: A Mystery by Sam Thomas

| February 11, 2014

Thank you to Penelope Wright for reviewing this historical novel for us. Over to Penny… When I started to read this mystery I was disappointed that some of the social aspects of the day were not explained, maybe in a glossary at the beginning, and I would have liked to see an old map of […]

The Dove of Death and The Chalice of Blood – 2 Books by Peter Tremayne

| November 11, 2011

I have just discovered the delights of the Sister Fidelma mystery series by Peter Tremayne and I am now completely hooked! I have only read the two most recent novels, The Dove of Death and The Chalice of Blood, but I’m definitely going to be ordered books from earlier in the series now as these […]

The Demon’s Parchment by Jeri Westerson

| October 21, 2011

This book, described as a Medieval noir, is Jeri Westerson’s latest mystery novel featuring her medieval detective, Crispin Guest. It is one of a series featuring Guest and follows on from “Veil of Lies” and “Serpent in the Thorns”. When I saw that it was part of a series I was worried that I hadn’t […]