"Priscilla Royal understands the human heart, the medieval mind, and how to ratchet up the suspense with each turn of the page."
-Sharon Kay Penman, NY Times bestselling author
When one of her company falls ill on a return journey to Tyndal, Prioress Eleanor accepts lodging at a nearby manor. The hospitality may be warm, but the underlying passions among the steward's family are scorching.
Master Stevyn's wife is having an affair with the groom while a local widow acts more like the lady of the manor than the lady herself. Stevyn's eldest son and spouse are obsessed with sin and heaven, while his youngest son, bound for the Church, unexpectedly returns with more interest in lute playing than the priesthood. So it is no surprise when someone's throat is cut. But the sheriff does all he can to avoid offending the family rather than seek the real killer.
As strangers in this place, Eleanor and Thomas know nothing about motives or past history, yet God's justice demands that they do what they can before another innocent person dies....
Priscilla Royal grew up in British Columbia and fell in love with medieval literature as a student at San Francisco State University. She now lives and writes in Northern California. Chambers of Death is sixth in her medieval mystery series.