Killer Nashville Book of the Day
“Satan’s Lullaby” by Priscilla Royal / Reviewed by Krista Jenkins
Prioress Eleanor and Brother Thomas are back in “Satan’s Lullaby”, the eleventh installment in Priscilla Royal’s Medieval Mysteries series. Combining religious and secular aspects, “Satan’s Lullaby” appeals to both a religious or non-religious readers as Royal delivers a satisfying historical mystery.
Much like the darkness creeping into late summer days, dark times await those at the Tyndal Priory in the autumn of 1278. The Tyndal Priory in Norfolk is turned upside-down when a clerk, who happens to be a close confidant of Father Etienne, is found murdered. Before Father Etienne wrongly accuses any more Sisters or Brothers of murder, Prioress Eleanor, Crowner Ralf, and Brother Thomas must find this unholy perpetrator fast!
Royal perfectly interweaves history and murder in “Satan’s Lullaby”. Although this book is the eleventh in Royal’s Medieval Mysteries series, reading the preceding books is not necessary to understand “Satan’s Lullaby”. But, if this book is any indicator of the quality of the series, I recommend reading the entire series!
I recommend this book for anyone who loves a good solid mystery novel, or history buffs looking for some medieval “Whodunit” action.
Krista Jenkins is a self-diagnosed eclecticist. Growing up in Atlanta sparked her interest for R&B and noisy lifestyles, but after moving to Nashville she fell in love with country music and the atmosphere in a quiet coffee shop. She loves books and will read anything from graphic novels to classic literature.
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