I am thrilled to announce that A Choir of Crows is the Severn House Editor’s Pick for May UK/July US! As you know, the hardcover is released in the UK this weekend, and worldwide (in English) 2 July–the e-book as well. Here’s the link!… Continue Reading “A Choir of Crows, Editor’s Pick!”
First and foremost, may you be safe and healthy. As spring deepens and the lengthening days are raucous with birdsong and bright with blossoms and tender leaves, I am at home tending the garden, moving shrubs, transplanting saplings nurtured over the past few years,… Continue Reading “A Choir of Crows Coming Soon(er)!”
I am delighted to expand on my brief review of The White Nuns: Cistercian Abbeys for Women in Medieval France (University of Pennsylvania Press 2008) by interviewing the author, Dr. Constance Hoffman Berman to celebrate Women’s History Month. First, so that you need not… Continue Reading “Q&A with Dr. Constance Hoffman Berman, author of The White Nuns”
Fans of the Owen Archer series have worried that the long hiatus between the publication of A Vigil of Spies and A Conspiracy of Wolves would now be repeated. Fear not, readers! I’m delighted to report that I’ve delivered the manuscript of the 12th… Continue Reading “Title and Cover Reveal!”
fictional detectives are modern knight errants. Their good deeds rescue justice from the cruelties of the powerful. Although knightly heroism has been a largely masculine tradition, many types of detective fiction serve a narrative form dedicated to reconciling feminine and masculine energies: the grail quest. Modern mysteries continue the work of medieval romances. Structured around a lost cup or grail, ostensibly that used by Christ, they quest for what was a feminine symbol in ancient fertility rites.