“Medieval England comes marvelously alive.” —The Washington Post “Murderous though they be, the Ellis Peters books set in 12th-century Britain have the freshness of a new world at dawn. . . . Peters weaves a complex, colorful and at times quite beautiful tapestry. Medieval of course.” —The Houston Post
About the Author
Pargeter won an Edgar Award in 1963 for Death and the Joyful Woman, and in 1993 she won the Cartier Diamond Dagger, an annual award given by the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain. She was appointed officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1994, and in 1999 the British Crime Writers’ Association established the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger award, later called the Ellis Peters Historical Award.