At the Community of the Holy Fire, Abbess Hildegard wishes to turn this convent by the sea into a beacon of ‘greenness’. But on the night of the Great Bonfire, the abbess is killed in a manner no one deserves. Who could hate her so much – and why?
A young man’s body is discovered at the seaside beauty spot of Splash Point. He drowns beneath a cold, uncaring moon; and it proves to be a ‘hungry death’, not sated by one unfortunate corpse. There must, and will, be more.
‘Meet Jesus unplugged,’ writes former Fleet Street editor, Richard Addis, after reading Simon’s latest novel, Gospel: Rumours of Love. ‘In a stunning act of imagination, Simon Parke shatters every stained glass window in your mind.’
In the first of the acclaimed Abbot Peter mysteries, Peter takes us back to the monastery of St James-the-Less. In the shadows of Mt Sinai, Peter faces a discomforting cocktail of deception, delusion and death.
January 30th, 1649, and King Charles I finds himself shivering on a cold scaffold in Whitehall. In this brilliantly atmospheric novel, Simon Parke explores one of the most gripping tales in English history.
Abbot Peter has taken his niece Tamsin for a night out to see the controversial play, Mother’s Day. But when the director is found murdered on stage, they are drawn into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.
Here are 150 meditations offered to give birth to virtues such as resilience, honesty, compassion, vitality, freedom, kindness, courage, clarity, and the ability to be present in this difficult and wonderful world.
When the vicar of Stormhaven is discovered crucified naked in the church vestry, the retired Abbot Peter finds a new job. The local community is in shock. The murderer is one of them. But who? The curate? The treasurer? The bishop?
A reflection on the power of the family to shape us in childhood and influence us as adults, drawing on the family experience of Jesus. How can we discover mature relationships in our family? How do we find freedom?
When we become disconnected from who we are, it is a long journey home to a beautiful life. This book offers ten new commandments, or ten skilful attitudes, for coping with the pressures of modern life.
Discover the man behind the composer from the many letters he wrote. The conversation is imagined, but Mozart’s words are not. This is for anyone who has ever wondered about the person behind the music.