Killer Nashville Book of the Day

The Dragon of Handale by Cassandra Clark / Reviewed by Kimn Hinkson

Purchase “The Dragon of Handale” or read other reviews through Killer Nashville’s affiliate,*

The “Hangman Blind” is Book One of The Abbess of Meaux Murder Mysteries Series.

Cassandra Clark contributes to the medieval-fantasy genre a fast-paced and mystery-laced fifth installment in her series. “The Dragon of Handale” features the fair and feministic Abbess Hildegard, a relinquished nun who risks her life and limb to cast torchlight on the dark affairs of man and beast. Presenting a world where men are bested against one another by suspicion and brutality, Abbess Hildegard hails from a land in the 14th century, where history and fiction collide in an overlapping dimension.

Clark’s dauntless and out-casted heroine endures the glares and clutches of arch-villainous nuns and assailants in her quest to find her place among the clergy order once again. However, Hildegard faces danger when a young man is discovered slashed from head to groin by a creature more than human. Could a dragon have killed the young man?

In her quest to learn about the murdered man and a hidden secret tower, Hildegard undertakes the mystery of the dragon in a search for truth.

Cassandra Clark’s “The Dragon of Handale” is a test of female endurance. Vying for control over her own wits, the Abbess fights to maintain her authority during her climactic confrontation with death and dominating confinement.


Kimn Hinkson is like most over-caffeinated, introverted bibliophiles: indifferent to most other items on the planet.

(If you have a book you would like featured, send an ARC for consideration. The Killer Nashville Book Reviews are coordinated by Clay Stafford with the irreplaceable assistance of Meaghan Hill, Maria Giordano, Will Chessor, and credited guest reviewers. For more writer resources, visit us at and

*Killer Nashville is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. If you purchase a book from the links on this page, Amazon will give Killer Nashville a small percentage of the total sale. Killer Nashville receives zero compensation (other than sometimes the book to review) from publishers who have been selected for the Book of the Day.

[hr color=”dark-gray” width=”100%” border_width=”2px” ]

Want to review books for the Killer Nashville family?

With over 24,000 visits monthly to the Killer Nashville website, over 300,000 reached through social media, and a potential outreach of over 22 million per press release, Killer Nashville provides another way for you to reach more people with your message. Send a query to or call us at 615-599-4032. We’d love to hear from you.

Past Book Reviews

[hr color=”dark-gray” width=”100%” border_width=”2px” ]