Women Sleuths in
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12th Century
France & Spain


Strong as Death

by Sharan Newman

We arbitrarily selected this book to review because all the books in the series about the ex-nun Catherine Levendeur wonderfully transport you back to the world of 12th century Europe. In this story, Catherine and her Saxon nobleman husband Edgar set off from their home in Paris to join the pilgrims headed for the much worshiped sites of St. James of Compostela in western Spain. As usual, Catherine finds herself embroiled in solving murders as she trudges along with the typical set of medieval characters, among them ex-crusaders, Jews looked upon with suspicion by the Christians, sinners with secret pasts, and both holy and spurious churchmen.



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