The manner of the young man's death is a matter of some dispute - but, as Sir John soon discovers, it was no accident. The victim did not drown, as the manor reeve alleges, but was strangled. In the ensuing investigation, Sir John is frustrated by what appears to be a conspiracy of silence among the seamen and townsfolk. Just what is the local population trying to hide?
As Crowner John is to learn, there are many inhabitants of Axmouth who will go to any lengths to ensure the shocking truth remains hidden...
©2008 Bernard Knight; (P)2008 WF Howes Ltd
The Crowner John mysteries are the best if you like 12the and Early 13th Century Medievel England. They are really great. You get a real feel for life in those time and the books are filled with a real depth of character and period detail. The plots are drawn from the archives of Exeter so there is a great deal of versimilitude about them. Paul Matthews is a great reader who lends uniqueness to every character.
Great period detail, an interesting mystery, and more details about the life of Sir John. What more can you ask for?
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
If you are a fan of the medieval mystery book then Bernard Knight is right up your alley. I have all of them and this one, like the others doesn't disappoint.
The characters are rich and you often want to grab them and shake them when they are being obtuse or stupid just as you would if they were people that you actually knew.
Sir John de Wolfe, aka Crowner John is by now one of my favorite characters and I look forward to the next chapter in his life with great anticipation. Gwynn and poor Thomas are also engaging. I look forward to knowing more about them.
The neglect of England under the great warrior but lousy King Richard the Lionheart also comes to life under Knight's writing.
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