Its a murder in medieval Cambridge in England. The murder of four children have brought out the worst in the populace. They're accusing the Jews of Cambridge, who are placed under the protection of King Henry II. Henry sees no political solution, so he enlists the help of his cousin, the King of Sicily, who sends his scientific expert. No Brother Cadfael here, she's a woman! You can guess at the problems Adelia confronts as she investigates. Its a food-for-the-mind sort of novel that PBS snobs like me always relish. And its a ripping good yarn, to boot!
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our March, 2007 issue.
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