The Wolf Letters, by Will Schaefer
Abbess, battle, Brother Duggo, Claude Pownall, Detective Sergeant Aage Nielsen, Dr Deborah Caraman, Eulalia, Father Walter Roby, fiction, George Haye, historical fiction, Kenneth Tiernan, letters, medieval characters, medieval setting, medievalism, medievalist fiction, monk, murder, mystery, novel, nunnery Ohthere, policeman, soldier, St Boniface, St Matthewâ€™s College, thriller, war, Winfrith, wolf
The Wolf Letters, released in May 2011, is a debut historical thriller from Perth novelist Will Schaefer. The plot is a mystery that revolves around a stolen historical artefact (a wolf carved in jet) and two eighth-century letters found at the scene of a murder in Southern England, 1936. The setting for the novel oscillates between 1936 and the eighth century. According to the author, the story was inspired â€˜by the real-life adventures of Winfrith, the seventh/eighth century Englishman better known as St Bonifaceâ€™.