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Chambers of Death (Medieval Mystery #6)

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When one of her company falls ill on a return journey to Tyndal, Prioress Eleanor accepts lodging at a nearby manor. The hospitality may be warm but the underlying passions among the steward's family are scorching. Master Stevyn's wife is having an affair with the groom while a local widow acts more like the lady of the manor than the lady herself. Stevyn's eldest son and ...more
ebook, 260 pages
Published May 27th 2010 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Susan Corcoran
Another enjoyable read. I'm a big fan of this series of books. Yes they are a bit predictable, but they are fun and a there is a lot to be said of that.
Susan in NC
I find this series interesting for it's seemingly accurate portrayal of medieval views on women, sexuality, illness, and the belief that evil stalked the earth in several very real forms - the Devil, Prince of Darkness, Satan, imps, incubi, succubi, etc. I also enjoy the interchanges between Prioress Eleanor and "her" monk Thomas - she struggles with the lust she feels for him, and he struggles with melancholy over his homosexual urges. It's interesting but also a bit depressing, when you realiz ...more
Ken Kugler
Feb 21, 2013 Ken Kugler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Priscell Royal has a great group of central characters and they are gettting more and more complex.
In Chambers of Death, the main characters, the Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas have to stop in a small fortress due to a storm and the illness of one of their novices, a young woman Mariota who is rning up with fever. Henry de Lacy, the Earl of Lincoln has offered them a place to stay but the village and fortress is steeped in mysteries, hate and mistrust. What a surprise in a Mystery Series.
Nov 12, 2014 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Murder, of course, can be expected. The problem is that I didn't much care for this sixth book in the series. Any series can vary in quality, but I'm not sure if that was the reason I didn't like it as much or if I'm growing a bit tired of the tension between Eleanor and her favorite monk.

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Medieval Mystery. 2009, 2011. Print length: 261 pages.
Jan 25, 2015 Ama-louise rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyable. A righteous stroll through a houseful packed with enough deceit, lust (both open and concealed) to kindle into the flames of a hellish crime.
Susan Jaffe Pober
Mar 30, 2014 Susan Jaffe Pober rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent tale of murder, intrigue in the life of Prioress Eleanor in 13th century England. The series, by Pricilla Royal is told with great detail of the lives of all manor of class during this historical period. This is the sixth book in the Medieval Mystery series and I look forward to starting the seventh - which is already waiting for me on my night table.
Jun 02, 2013 Melody rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A new series to me. Very interesting characters and an interesting plot. Very good representation of medieval thinking. I shall look for other books in this series.
May 26, 2013 Joy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots more bodies & not hard to pick the murderer but I still am enjoying this series & enjoy the Notes at the end about different aspects of medieval life
This was weaker than other books of the series-the characters were more stock and the mystery was not so mysterious. I was a little disappointed.
Feb 27, 2012 Celeste rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love every book in this series. Priscilla Royal never disappoints me.
Dec 11, 2011 Helen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cadfael meets Crowner John!
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Priscilla has a degree in world literature from San Francisco State University, where she discovered the beauty of medieval literature. She is a theater fan as well as reader of history, mysteries, and fiction of lesser violence. She lives in Northern California and belongs to the California Writers Club and Sisters in Crime.
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