Bk.1 in series of Margaret Kerr, wife of Roger Sinclair, takes place in 13th century Scotland. Roger's frequent absences for business reasons began soon after their marriage of 2 years. Roger has now been absent for 5 months. Margaret asks his cousin Jack to see if he can discover if Roger remains in Edinburgh, where his last communication came from. Within 3 weeks Jack's body is returned in a shroud. Margaret determines to try and discover how Jack died, and also to find out if her husband is still in Edinburgh.
I really enjoyed reading about the 13th century period in Scotland history. The author is very descriptive with the telling of this tale.