The Garderobe of Death has been handed to this agent fellow of mine. He says he will circulate it in only the most appropriate academic publications – but strictly between you and I, he does not seem entirely trustworthy.
Still, at least getting this work out of my scriptorium means I can concentrate on the next task. If you are a subscriber to Medieval Criminal Proceedings you will know that the tale of The Garderobe of Death leaves Hermitage and Wat immediately embroiled in another death.
This is most unfortunate as they haven’t exactly excelled in the first two. Be that as it may, The Tapestry of Death is now in preparation. This deals with the murder of Briston the weaver and I am hopeful it will give some insight into the world of weaving occupied by Wat.
My first researches are illuminating to say the least. I always knew that I was dealing with the ordinary people of the period in my work, certainly not the high, the mighty or those of extraordinary talent. To have discovered just how low people were prepared to go is alarming.
To also discover that Wat the weaver was making his living from this is a great disappointment.
I shall plough on though, and hope my readers are not easily shocked.