A Parliament of Spies: A Mystery (Hardcover)

A Mystery

By Cassandra Clark

Minotaur Books, 9780312595746, 384pp.

Publication Date: January 31, 2012



All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brave, incorruptible Abbess of Meaux.

Abbess Hildegard may consider herself  “just a nun with no useful skills or connections,” yet her loyalty and intelligence have brought her to the attention of King Richard II himself—not the safest place to be, when the king has enemies on all sides. As Hildegard wrestles with her role as a spy in the parliament that is hastily gathering at Westminster, Cassandra Clark's A Parliament of Spies shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly’s rallying cry: “Medievalists rejoice!”


About the Author

CASSANDRA CLARK lives in London. This is the fourth novel in her acclaimed series featuring Abbess Hildegard. Her childhood spent in Yorkshire was her inspiration for the series.

Praise For A Parliament of Spies: A Mystery

"A debut author with raw nerve, Cassandra Clark places Hildegard, an independent woman of means, into an unheard-of role during this age....CSI meets the 14th century.” --Historical Novels Review

"Social injustice and intrigue are irresistible in a mystery dripping in medieval history....Stellar." --Library Journal (starred review) on The Law of Angels

"Compelling….[Clark] paints an authentic picture of late medieval life." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Red Velvet Turnshoe

"Deeply embedded in the historical events of the period, this is a rich tapestry; even the small figures are finely detailed and carefully situated in a dazzling array of events. Intriguing and evocative." --Kirkus Reviews on Hangman Blind