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The Spoils of Avalon

Mary F. Burns

Category: Mystery/thriller

The death of a humble clergyman in 1877 leads amateur sleuths Violet Paget and John Singer Sargent into a medieval world of saints and kings–including the legendary Arthur–as they follow a trail of relics and antiquities lost since the destruction of Glastonbury Abbey in 1539. Written in alternating chapters between the two time periods.

The death of a humble clergyman in 1877 leads amateur sleuths Violet Paget and John Singer Sargent into a medieval world of saints and kings–including the legendary Arthur–as they follow a trail of relics and antiquities lost since the destruction of Glastonbury Abbey in 1539.

Written in alternating chapters between the two time periods, The Spoils of Avalon creates a magical mystery that bridges the gap between two markedly different worlds: the industrialized, Darwinian Victorian Age and the agricultural, faith-infused life of a medieval abbey on the brink of violent change at the hands of Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell.

This is book one of the A John Singer Sargent/Violet Paget Mystery series.

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“Well-plotted and full of the sweet tension mystery readers love…with a witty, likeable pair of characters, historical friends Paget and Sargent…” (Mark Wiederanders, author)

“Blends the rich details of historical fiction with the suspenseful, clue-driven sleuthing that characterizes the best in mystery.” (Susan Spann, author)

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