Petra Schier

THE LOMBARD’S GOLD

Cologne in 1423: Aleydis de Bruinker has only been married to Lombard moneylender Nicolai Golatti for a short time when he dies in mysterious circumstances. He is found hanged; did he take his own life? Aleydis refuses to believe that explanation. Sure enough, she finds marks on his body that suggest he was murdered. And there are plenty of suspects, as the moneylender had many enemies. When the young widow attempts to investigate, she soon finds herself in mortal danger. And it appears as though her only ally is also part of the conspiracy to murder her husband…

Petra Schier

Petra Schier

Petra Schier was born in 1978. She lives with her husband and an Alsatian in a small village in Germany’s Eifel region. She studied history and literature before beginning work as a freelance writer in 2003. Her historical novels, including a series featuring the apothecary Adelina, combine suspenseful writing with exhaustively researched historical background. She is a board member of the writer’s association DELIA. Find out more about Petra Schier on www.petra-schier.de

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