A Killing Season

A Killing Season

Book - 2011
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When Baron Herbert returns from crusade he grows increasingly morose and withdraws from his family. When his sons begin to die in strange accidents, questions are asked whether Herbert harbors a dark sin for which God has cursed him. The baron suddenly sends for Sir Hugh of Wynethorpe, begging his friend to bring spiritual and secular healers. Sir Hugh persuades his sister, Prioress Eleanor of Tyndal Priory, as well as a respected physician, Master Gamel, to accompany him. Although Sir Hugh is pleased when the prioress brings her healer, Sister Anne, he is surprised to find the mysterious Brother Thomas included. Tensions spark among family members and soon ignite too among those who came to help. Death's scythe harvests more victims, and it is not long before Ecclesiastes' grim words seem all too apt: there is a season for everything under heaven, including a time to kill. Is there also a time to heal?
Publisher: Scottsdale, AZ : Poisoned Pen Press, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590589472
1590589475
Characteristics: 228 p. ; 23 cm

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nidofito
Jul 08, 2014

The mystery itself was not too complicated. The beauty of the earlier books of this series was not their complexity but the way the information was presented. Often it was vague and not enough and it was wonderful to see Eleanor and Thomas come together to brainstorm and solve it.

Thomas saved this book as he seemed to be the only one using his wits. Everyone else was either blinded by trust or lust. On a different note, I miss Eleanor's cat!

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carolmoreland
Jul 05, 2012

I had the murderer figured out as soon as the characters were introduced, so not much of a mystery. But did enjoy details of their medicines and what they believed caused illnesses.

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dinkthecat
Mar 09, 2012

Dry as dust. She spends too much time on detailed description of all that her characters do and say that the content becomes secondary, boring and unimportant. C. J. Sansom she is not.

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