One of 2024's Must Read Medieval Mystery Books is Bishop's Pride by Author Anne-Marie Amiel

March 21, 2024 9:02 AM EDT | Source: Dabb Media, LLC

San Francisco, California--(Newsfile Corp. - March 21, 2024) - Anne-Marie Amiel has announced the release of Bishop's Pride, the third book in the celebrated St. Edmundsbury Mysteries. These unique stories combine the intrigue of real historical places with compelling riddles and secrets straight from the author's imagination.

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Book cover of Bishop's Pride

Each installment in the series centers on an unusual historical artifact. Crusader's Way follows the life of Aileen, a new employee at the Abbey of St. Edmundsbury who encounters a Crusader returning from the Holy Land with a piece of the True Cross. When the relic is stolen, Aileen sets out to clear the name of her falsely accused friend. In Penitent's Sword, Aileen and her friend Robert investigate the murder of a lord's steward who carried a sword to the shrine of St. Edmund as an offering.

Aileen and Robert team up again in Bishop's Pride to track down a missing serf who disappears after finding a buried chest containing an embroidered cloth. The story imagines a possible answer to the centuries-long question of what happened to the rest of the Bayeaux tapestry, a real-life work of art that depicts key events at the time of the Norman Conquest of England.

Although the St. Edmundsbury Mysteries are intended for young adults, readers of any age will enjoy these meticulously researched historical tales. The series will be particularly enjoyable to fans of Peter Tremayne's Sister Fidelma mysteries and the Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters.

Amiel's work has been described as being well-crafted and steeped in historical details and plot twists. She hopes her writing will help readers of all ages learn something new and connect with a fascinating time in medieval history.

Bishop's Pride has recently been released on Amazon. Crusader's Way and Penitent's Sword are available for purchase on or wherever books are sold.

Anne-Marie Amiel is the author of the St. Edmundsbury Mysteries. She lived in modern-day Bury St. Edmunds for several years after graduating high school in New Zealand. Amiel served in the Women's Royal Naval Service and went on to study law. She currently lives in Columbus, Georgia, with her beloved dog. When she isn't writing, she enjoys musical theater and follows the great English tradition of drinking hot tea and knitting. For more information, visit her online at

Charlotte Simmons
Dabb Media

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