I'll preface this review by saying I won this book in the Goodreads Giveaway but I have in no way been compensated for this review. Here we go. Excellent historical mystery. It stayed away from getting bound up in the intricacies of the religious politics of the time and just allowed the reader enough background to understand the motivation of the characters. I enjoyed the main character struggling to piece together the plot, not like some of the all knowing detectives of other genres. Also, the open endedness of the resolution leaves you waiting for the next installment. Also, I am left feeling that perhaps not all the questions were answered correctly and perhaps someone who was trusted might turn out to be on the other side of the fence. Very well written.