Bone of Contention
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2005
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes
When Magdalene la Bâtarde is hastily summoned by her patron, William of Ypres, she knows there must be trouble brewing inOxford. Indeed, one of William's own men, Niall Arvagh of Murcot, has been accused of murder. Ordinarily, nobody would believe Niall capable of violence, even upon so gross a creature as Aimery St. Cyr. But St. Cyr claimed to be betrothed to the pretty heiress whom Niall sought for himself. Another rumor claims that Niall committed the act on the order of his master, William of Ypres. While the debate rages in Oxford, Magdalene teams up with her old friend, Sir Itchen of Bellamy, to clear up the mess that threatens to create a political scandal. Fortunately for Magdalene, she still has friends in town. Her former coworkers, the whores and barmaids of Oxford, may be able to bring her the necessary information.
"Once again, Gellis proves herself a master of the medieval historical...Meticulous attention to detail...and believable human characters, notably the intelligent, courageous, caring, and compassionate Magdalene, help put Gellis at the forefront of this popular mystery subgenre."-Publishers Weekly