Pan MacMillan, 1999 – out of
print in Australia
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When his superior’s dismembered corpse is discovered, fourteenth-century Inquisitor of Heretical Depravity, Bernard Peyre, attempts to investigate the crime. But he himself soon becomes an object of persecution – thanks to his involvement with a mysterious suspect and her beautiful daughter.
This title is still available in the United States (St. Martin’s Minotaur), Germany (Rowohlt), Spain (Roca Editorial), Portugal (Bertrand Editorial), Poland (Tyrs) and Brazil (Marco Polo).
‘Jinks does an admirable job of depicting the lives of 14th-century monks and the world they inhabited . . . The Inquisitor is a strong tale well told . . .’
The San Francisco Chronicle
‘Jinks spins a feasible and fun story of a rational man in an irrational time, with a little unsolved sexual tension thrown in for good measure. Those rascally monks. The murder mystery is convincingly clever.’
‘This is pacy, witty historical detective fiction, far more entertaining that The Name of the Rose . . . [Jinks] deserves cult status.’
‘The most engaging Australian novel I have picked up this year . . . Jinks effectively creates a quite believable historical world which does not impede the wham-bam action and at the same time manages not to insult the intelligence . . . This book is a page-turner.’
The Sydney Morning Herald
‘A fast-moving and entertaining look at medieval France under strict church rule . . .’