By M. C. Beaton

Agatha is dreaming of a white Christmas–but who may be becoming a member of her below the mistletoe? throughout the darkish, gray days of early December Agatha is obsessed by way of in simple terms things–Christmas, and her ex, James Lacey.

Although she says she feels not anything for James now, she feels convinced that making plans the correct Dickensian Christmas for all her buddies will in some way reanimate her love. Even the homicide of a Mrs. Tamworthy, poisoned with hemlock on the neighborhood manor apartment, does little to distract Agatha from establishing her excellent yule celebrations.

And but it's going to do, as Mrs. Tamworthy had written to Agatha, telling her that one in every of her kinfolk desired to see her useless prior to the yr used to be out. a little bit guiltily (and belatedly), Agatha units out to unravel the case with the aid of her new recruit, younger Toni Gilmour.

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Stephen’s making wise use of the archbishop for once, instead of his brother of Winchester. Henry’s busy elsewhere. No, your guest is one Gerbert, of the Augustinian canons of Canterbury, a big man in the household of Archbishop Theobald. —on terms of mutual gain. You give me full and fair support there in the north, and I’ll help you hold off Owain Gwynedd and his Welshmen. ” Cadfael’s bushy eyebrows were arched towards his grizzled tonsure. “What, when Ranulf is still holding Lincoln castle, in Stephen’s despite?

Brother Winfrid was just coming over the crest from the slope of the pease field, striding springily with his spade over his shoulder. “Get leave soon, and come up and see your godson,” said Hugh as they rounded the box hedge, and the hum and the bustle of the court reached out to surround them like the busy sound of bees in swarm. ” “I will, gladly. I miss him when you go north, but he’s better there through the summer than here shut within walls. ” He asked it serenely, well aware that he would have heard of it at once if there had been anything amiss.

I fancy Stephen has it in mind to deal with one at a time, and there’s one at least is a bigger threat than Ranulf of Chester. ” “You sound certain of what’s in the king’s mind,” said Cadfael mildly. “As good as certain, yes. I saw how the man bore himself at court, last Christmas. A stranger might have doubted which among us was the king. Easygoing Stephen may be, meek he is not. And there were rumors that the earl of Essex was bargaining again with the empress while she was in Oxford, but changed his mind when the siege went against her.

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