The crows are gathering above Glasgow, watching the movements of the clergy and townspeople alike....
Tied to St Mungo's Cross by the cathedral to be cured of her madness overnight by the saint, the young woman is found in the morning beaten and strangled, still tied to the cross. But is she who she seems to be? And who would flout the saint's protection like this?
Gil Cunningham must trace the dead woman and find her enemies, track down the thieves and murderers and identify the watchers in the shadows, particularly the elusive fourth person who holds the secret of what happened that night. Questioning cathedral staff and apprentice boys, pilgrims and tradesmen, he uncovers only more puzzles. And then there is another death. How is it connected to the first? While his wife, Alys, deals with the tensions within their family, Gil has to untangle the threads of the mystery to find the solution to all the crimes.
"McIntosh's characterisations and period detail are first rate." (Publishers Weekly)
"The next Cunningham adventure is to be welcomed." (Historical Novels Review)
"Will do for Glasgow in the fifteenth century what Ellis Peters and her Brother Cadfael did for Shrewsbury in the twelfth." (Mystery Readers Journal)
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another good story.
the main characters growing in experience as time passes. the standard of writing, plot and historical information.
there are two, alys and her father. alys because she is strong, her opinion is valued by gil and she helps him with solving the crimes.piere mason. liked him from the beginning of the beginning of the series and miss him when he is not in the story.
his continued good performance of the book and can pronounce all the Scottish words which I couldn't do if reading the print book.
no because I wanted to mull over what I had just heard and see if I could figure out who did the murders..
I prefer the shorter length books because they are more tightly written making them fast paced and still manage to get in all the detail that is required.
- Mrs. K. I. Richards