AD 1272: The Priory of Tyndal, on a windswept East Anglian coast, is dedicated to love and peace. But Eleanor of Wynethorpe, the twenty-one-year-old new prioress, will find little of either. Instead, she will face lust, greed and murder.
IV. JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED: Recovering from a near-fatal winter fever, Eleanor visits her aunt at Amesbury Priory, who asks her to investigate sightings of a ghost. When a local man is found beheaded, Eleanor realizes she's dealing with a human killer, not an otherworldly spirit.
V. FORSAKEN SOUL: At the height of summer, Martin the cooper is been poisoned at the Tyndal inn. The list of suspects is long – there were plenty with good cause to wish the brutal cooper dead – but God's justice must be rendered – even for the forsaken soul.
VI. CHAMBERS OF DEATH: Waylaid by bitter storms and illness, Eleanor accepts lodging at a manor. She receives a warm welcome, but soon realizes all is not well. Murder and a greivous miscarriage of justice demands that Eleanor investigates further...