[Murder at the War]

MURDER AT THE WAR


A Modern Day Mystery with a Medieval Setting

by Mary Monica Pulver

FIRST PLACE,
Midwest Book Awards, 2001


The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is having a lovely re-enactment of a Medieval war...until one of the participants is actually murdered. It is up to Detective Peter Brichter and his wife Kori (whose SCA names are Lord Stefan von Helle and Lady Katherine of Tretower) to solve the crime!

The Society for Creative Anachronism is an odd mixture of pedantic realism and idealistic fantasy, full of complex individuals who have succeeded in living a dream without losing their hold on reality. Such a subculture provides a gold mine of unique and colorful creatures, motivations, and methods for crime, and Pulver has made brilliant use of her material. With clarity and compassion, she follows her characters to the solution of a most unusual murder mystery." --Diana L. Paxson, originator of the Society for Creative Anachronism and author of the Brisingamen and Westria series

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Mary Monica Pulver is the author of a number of short stories and novels, written under a number of names. As Mary Monica Pulver, she has written the Peter Brichter series of novels,
Murder at the War (nominated for an Anthony as Best First Novel), The Unforgiving Minutes, Ashes to Ashes, Original Sin, and Show Stopper. She and a friend (Gail Frazer) joined forces as Margaret Frazer, writing the tales of a medieval nun at the priory of Saint Frideswide, in the days of Thomas Chaucer (son of Geoffrey Chaucer): The Novice's Tale, The Servant's Tale, The Outlaw's Tale, The Bishop's Tale, The Boy's Tale, and The Murderer's Tale. As Monica Ferris, she has written a series of novels whose main character owns a needlecraft supply shop: Crewel World, Framed in Lace, A Stitch in Time, Unraveled Sleeve, A Murderous Yarn, Hanging by a Thread, Cutwork, Crewel Yule, Embroidered Truths, Sins and Needles, and Knitting Bones.

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Mary Monica Pulver accepting award for Murder at the War


Midwest Book Awards May 14, 2003
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