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Wild Justice: A Medieval Mystery    by Priscilla Royal order for
Wild Justice
by Priscilla Royal
Order:  USA  Can
Poisoned Pen, 2018 (2018)
Softcover, e-Book
* *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

It is amazing how author Priscilla Royal can write of medieval times as though she had experienced them herself. Wild Justice is the fourteenth in her Medieval Mystery series.

In the spring of 1282, Prioress Eleanor stops at Mynchen Buckland Priory, where she finds that Prioress Amicia has been accused of murder and is being incarcerated until a trial can be held.

Horrified at the thought that a religious person could commit such a terrible act, Eleanor pretends to hurt her ankle in order to have a reason to linger at the Priory while she investigates the murder of the unpopular village shrew. Most villagers had a good reason to dislike this woman who thought nothing of blackmailing anyone who might have a secret they didn't want shared.

Royal writes as though she herself were laid up with a badly sprained ankle as her minions report to her the clues they have found and the people they have talked to. I felt as though I was helping, especially when another murder occurred.

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