Covenant with Hell


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Poisoned Pen Press
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5.64 X 0.62 X 8.51 inches | 0.54 pounds

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About the Author

Priscilla Royal grew up in British Columbia and earned a B.A. in World Literature at San Francisco State University, where she discovered the beauty of medieval literature. She is a theater fan as well as a reader of history, mystery, and fiction of lesser violence. When not hiding in the thirteenth century, she lives in Northern California and is a member of California Writers Club, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.


""There is no better writer of medieval mysteries than Priscilla Royal.""--Sharon Kay Penman, New York Times Bestselling Author

""Royal again demonstrates why she's a worthy successor to Ellis Peters.""--Publishers Weekly

""Royal does her usual superb job of dovetailing both the religious and the political subtext bolstering her tautly strung narrative. This historically authentic series is definitely on a par with the best of Peter Tremayne and Ellis Peters.""--Booklist

""The vividly drawn characters in THE SANCTITY OF HATE enlighten us on many details of monastic life."" --New York Times review of The Sanctity of Hate

""Historical mystery fans will find much to like here. The novel is well researched, with an intriguing plot and a timely message about religious tolerance.""--Booklist review of The Sanctity of Hate

""The rich atmosphere and well-drawn characters make this a superior historical.""--Publishers Weekly starred review of A Killing Season

""Royal's attention to historical detail and skillful creation of a sinister, chilling atmosphere makes her latest in this series a treat for all mystery readers.""--Booklist review of A Killing Season

""Accurate both to its 13th-century period and to the unchanging nature of the human soul, this series deserves both its loyal followers and its new fans. ""--Publishers Weekly review of Valley of Dry Bones

""Suspense and suspects abound as the devout duo winds its way through the startling twists and turns of the well-crafted plot. A worthy successor to Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael, Prioress Eleanor also compares favorably with Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma.""--Booklist review of Chambers of Death

""Once again, Royal combines a well-executed plot with authentic period detail.""--Publishers Weekly review of Chambers of Death