Exquisite! Unlike any novel I have read of this time period.
When little Peter is found murdered on the banks of the Cam, rumours spread that the Jews are to blame.
One is lynched. His wife torn apart by the same vengeful mob.
But as more children disappear, it’s clear the killer is still at large and a vexed Henry II wants answers.
What he unwittingly gets is Vesuvia Adelia Rachel Ortese Aguilar, doctor of Salerno and practised in the study of death and decay.
But can Adelia and her team catch the culprit, before the killer finds them?
“Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” – Sir John Dalberg-Acton
Repeatedly marginalised and humiliated by a husband who excessively hoards power, Eleanor’s patience is wearing thin.
Not a woman to be easily crossed, she has grown used to biding her time.
But Henry’s actions will have their consequences and he will yet need his wife in ways even he cannot imagine.
These men aren’t so merry and they certainly don’t wear tights!
When young Alan Dale is caught stealing by the sheriff in Nottingham market square, he has no choice but to flee to the safety of Sherwood.
But what sanctuary awaits him under the thick shadow of the oaks?
After all, their master is the most dangerous and feared man in the country – and he doesn’t like to be disappointed.
Brutal, dark and immensely addictive, dear Robin of Locksley has never looked so good and so deviously bad…