Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
This week, I picked:
A Parliament of Spies: A Mystery by Cassandra Clark
Publication Date: January 31st, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Summary via Amazon:
'All the danger and intrigue of 14th-century England spring to life in this "compelling" (Publishers Weekly) series about the brace, 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 shows us the human side of history, giving readers new reason to follow Publishers Weekly's rallying cry: "Medievalists rejoice!"'
Why I'm excited: There is just something about historical mystery novels that I love. I'm a huge fan of Lauren Willig and her Scarlet Pimpernel series, and when I was search Amazon for new reads, I came upon this novel. I was intrigued as soon as I read the words, '14th-century', 'England', and 'spy'. I will not have to blink twice before I get this book. I just hope it's as good as I think it will be!