Currently reading THE DEVIL'S ACOLYTE by Michael Jecks. 13th of 32 in series featuring Simon Puttock, 14th-century West County bailiff and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, ex-Templar Knight, in Devon, England.
Amidst the myths and folklore of Tavistock, one tale strikes fear into the hearts of the townspeople above all others: the murders on the Abbot’s Way. One cold winter, many years ago, a young acolyte eager for distraction led a group of fellow novices into stealing their abbot’s wine. Crippled with guilt and fear of discovery, the acolyte committed murder to hide his sins. Legend has it that the devil himself appeared for the acolyte’s soul, and tricked the novices into their deaths upon the Devon moors. In Autumn 1322, it appears that history is repeating, with Abbot Robert discovering an empty wine barrel, and a body found upon the moors. It soon becomes clear that the wine isn’t the only thing missing from the abbey, and the body on the moor isn’t the last. When Baldwin and Simon investigate, they begin to question whether the legends of the past hold the key to the present turmoil.
Published in 2002, it has 418 pages.
Here's something cool, The moon passed between @NASA climate observatory and the earth. Almost unbelievable that this is a real photo.
I was so hot and just tired -- Monday's are difficult, y'all -- that I read in bed with Coda cuddling on my side. I had plans.
Oh well. Cuddles are the best.
It's still hot. I hate summer.
Other than the usual work stuff, I'll be working on the historical mystery releases for August list to post on 4MA. I'll listen to music and stuff. Oh, hey, here's a fan-freaking-tastic interview with the actor who plays Deeks from this past weekend's Comic-Con about the upcoming season.
Phenomenal info there about the things coming up. Woot!
Stay cool out there.
Oh, I know you always are.
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