It is no surprise when someone's throat is cut, but the sheriff does all he can to avoid offending the family rather than seeking the real killer. When he arrests a servant, she herself is stabbed before she can either prove her innocence or be taken away for hanging. Eleanor must discover the dark secrets that have led to this string of killings before the murderer strikes again.
This exceeded all expectation. An exceptional murder mystery in a historical setting. Prioress and monk are taking shelter in a household when a murder is committed, thanks to the obsequious sheriff the assailant is taken in, or maybe perhaps not...
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