A Templar historian can refer to a variety of periods (if you're talking about both the original medieval order and the modern masonic orders). Myself, I'm a medieval historian. I study the original Templars, though I do some research on later groups as well. I focus on the sergeants and the associates of the Order--you know, the people who actually did all the work--rather than the knights who attract all the attention because they were the grandstanders.
The book is set in the present day (NYC before 9/11), but there is an important backstory involving the Templar Trial (1307-1312). To go into any further detail would, alas, involve major spoilerage.
very nice to meet you. What does a Templar historian do? I've long been fascinated with the Knights Templar and what really happened during the Crusades. Is that the Templar you refer to? If so, I can sure see why there might be a mystery connection. Is the mystery SF novel set during that time period? Sorry I'm slow to respond. I've been out of town on a panel at Murder in the Grove in Boise and computer wi-fi has been iffy. Cheers and best wishes!
I wonder if the basic difference between Marlowe and Spade is that Marlowe found the love of a good woman and Spade...well...didn't. On the other hand, maybe it had more to do with what each one was willing to find.
I wonder if the basic difference between Marlowe and Spade is that Marlowe found the love of a good woman and Spade...well...different. On the other hand, maybe it had more to do with what each one was willing to find.