First edition. Signed. Fine in dust jacket. Fifth in the Domesday Chronicles set in York after the 11th Century. Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret arrive in Canterbury to settle a property dispute raging between the cathedral and the local abbey only to unwittingly stumble upon the murder of a comely young maiden renowned for her compassionate visits to the local leper hospital. The commissioners begin to suspect that the girl was the victim of an insidious heretical sect preying upon naive young girls and soon unearth a long-buried secret.
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