Sharan Newman's novels take place in the 1100s. The historical detail seems accurate. I enjoy following the characters adventures. They do seem to develop over time. I don't have to skip over any grisly or overheated episodes.
Entertaining and very informative - I learned a lot about the medieval pilgrimage from this book. The mystery was not too complex. The characters were as always in this series interesting and compelling. I also like the humor the author interjects. This is a great entry in the series and I look forward to getting to the rest.