Will Schaefer’s novel ‘The Wolf Letters’ is a murder-mystery set in England in 1936, but the murders relate to events in the eighth century. An historian investigates. The novel was inspired by the life of the Anglo-Saxon missionary Winfrith/St Boniface. Amongst information directly related to the novel, the associated website includes recommendations for those wanting to read Anglo-Saxon literature and invites people to contact the author, who has an Honours degree in History from UWA, about Anglo-Saxon literature. The website also includes photographs of some of the creative publicity used to advertise the book, including a ‘medieval marathon’, by bicycle, around the Swan River with the author dressed as a warrior-monk being chased by four devils!
The Anglo-Saxon Winfrith/St Boniface is often referred to as the Apostle of the Germans and was the first archbishop of Mainz. He was killed trying to convert the Frisians in 754 or 755.
For more on The Wolf Letters see http://www.whiteknights.com.au.