Skip to main content

New Book Release: Prayers of the Dead

Please join me in congratulating Priscilla Royal on the publication of Prayers of the Dead, the seventeenth installment in her Medieval Mystery series! I had the pleasure of offering Priscilla some copyediting assistance. Here's the book description:

November 1283. Prioress Eleanor’s cousin, the Earl of Ness, visits with his wife, Eda. When his unloved spouse is murdered in the priory chapel with his knife, he becomes the prime suspect. Another murder follows. Eda’s quiet priest is killed in the same chapel. Eda had many enemies, so what connection could there be between a ruthless woman and a pious man who cared nothing of earthy things?

Crowner Ralf insists the crimes fall under the king’s law and that Prioress Eleanor lacks objectivity because of her cousin’s involvement. Prioress Eleanor refuses, claiming that she must determine why the crime occurred in her priory. She also believes that her cousin is more likely to tell her needed details than to an unknown crowner. But as she digs deeper, she begins to fear what she might discover. She may have thought her cousin was innocent, but she realizes he is lying to her. Having given her word that she would not be blinded by familial love, she knows that she may have to face tragedy and walk her cousin to the gallows.

Prayers of the Dead is available in ebook and print editions on Amazon. Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and visit Priscilla's website for the scoop on all of her mysteries!

Need some help with your WIP?
Email me any to chat about your project!