Young heiress Iveta de Massard comes to the abbey to marry Baron Huon de Domville, as dictated by her guardian Godfrid Picard. Joscelyn loves her and would protect her with his life, which makes him the prime suspect when de Domville winds up dead. Cadfael must find the real villain from a tangle of hidden motives and a mysterious leper who has arrived at the hospice.
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[reviewing the death of Godfrid Picard
A man dies, strangled... yet he was armed. And he'd had time to draw his dagger... to draw but not strike; it lay by his side, unbloodied. Now those who kill with their hands do so because they have no other weapon.
Who, then? Who would engage with an armed man with nothing but his bare hands? None but a fool.
Or one with little left to lose.
Dei Santus Stirity
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