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Death Comes as Epiphany

(1993)
(The first book in the Catherine LeVendeur series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
A medievalist breathes life and vigor into the scholastic debates and religious controversies of 12th-century France in this entrancing mystery debut. Catherine LeVendeur, a young novice and scholar at the Convent of the Paraclete, is sent by the Abbess Heloise on a perilous mission to find out who is trying to destroy the reputation of the convent and, through it, that of the abbess's onetime lover and patron, theologian Peter Abelard. A psalter created at the convent and given as a gift to the powerful abbot Suger of Saint-Denis is later rumored to contain heretical statements in its accompanying commentaries. Catherine, in the role of a disgraced novice, must find the book and copy the disputed passages to determine if they are forgeries. Further complicating her search, Saint-Denis's master stonemason, Garnulf, is murdered, a crime which may be tied to the sinister hermit Aleran and the rebuilding of the splendid Abbey of Saint-Denis. Re-entering worldly life, the young novice must face both her sometimes disapproving family and her attraction to Garnulf's mysterious apprentice, Edgar. Newman skillfully depicts historical figures and issues in a very different age, one in which piety and great beauty coexist with cruelty.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 1993 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Death Comes as Epiphany
Author(s): Sharan Newman
ISBN: 0-312-85419-6 / 978-0-312-85419-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Death Comes As Epiphany: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery
Author(s): Sharan Newman
ISBN: 0-7653-0374-4 / 978-0-7653-0374-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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July 1995 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Death Comes As Epiphany
Author(s): Sharan Newman
ISBN: 0-8125-2293-1 / 978-0-8125-2293-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge
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Audio Editions

December 1993 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Death Comes As Epiphany
Author(s): Sharan Newman
ISBN: 0-7366-4359-1 / 978-0-7366-4359-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Death Comes as Epiphany: Number 1 in series (Catherine LeVendeur Mysteries)
Author(s): Sharan Newman
Publisher: Sphere
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January 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Death Comes As Epiphany: A Catherine LeVendeur Mystery
Author(s): Sharan Newman
Publisher: Tor Books
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