Sammy Harkham is an American cartoonist and editor, born inLos Angeles in 1980. He began making his own comics andcreated the zine Kramers Ergot, whichhas become one of the most influential comics anthologies published today.
Eighteen of the very best cartoonists in the world are contributing new pieces to this oversized volume, including Anna Haifich, Noel Frieberg, Adam Buttrick, Archer Prewitt, Lale Westvind, Will Sweeney, Dash Shaw, James Turek, Rick Altergott, CF, Aisha Franz, Kim Deitch, Ron Regé Jr., and John Pham. There's a contribution from editor Sammy Harkham, as well.
On a bitter winter evening in 1356, Matthew Bartholomew, Brother Michael and their book-bearer Cynric arrive in Lincoln. Michael is to accept an honour from the cathedral, and Bartholomew is looking for the woman he wants to marry. It is not long before they learn that the friary in which they are staying is not the safe haven they imagine - one guest has already been murdered.
It soon emerges that the dead man was holding the Hugh Chalice, a Lincoln relic with a curiously bloody history. Bartholomew and Michael are soon drawn into a web of murder, lies and suspicion in a city where neither knows who can be trusted.
'A first-rate treat for mystery lovers' (Historical Novels Review)
'Susanna Gregory has an extraordinary ability to conjure up a strong sense of time and place' (Choice)