Book Review: Plague and political intrigue collide in Minette Walters’ The Turn of Midnight

Crime writer Minette Walters once again turns her hand to historical fiction, picking up where last year’s The Last Hours left off. As the Black Death continues its march across Europe, the small demesne of Develish owes its survival to the policies of cleanliness and isolation, put in place by Lady Anne and her closest advisor Thaddeus. But when Lady Anne and Thaddeus hatch a daring plan to secure the freedom of Develish’s serfs, enemies both inside and beyond the demesne’s walls have other ideas. Even in the face of devastating plague, the hierarchy must remain as God intended.

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