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Master Hugh won the Black Prince’s favor when he helped to ease the Prince’s illness. Now, in the autumn of 1372, the prince is suffering a relapse and sends to Bampton for Master Hugh to attend him. 

While at dinner in Kennington Palace, Sir Giles, the knight who escorted Hugh to London, is stricken and dies. Poison! Sir Giles is not popular, and there are many who would gladly see the fellow done away with, except for Prince Edward. 

The Black Prince feels a debt to the slain man because of his heroic behavior at the Battle of Crécy, where the knight stood firm with the prince when the fight seemed of uncertain outcome. Despite caring little for Sir Giles, Master Hugh must once again place himself in jeopardy and seek to uncover the perpetrator of the crime.

©2018 Mel Starr (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Great narration, disappointing story

I have read 11 of the 12 books in this series and generally enjoyed them quite a lot. This one, filled with felonious nobles with various motives, committing murder with nary a scruple, was a rough read. The plot was wrapped up at the end with several lose threads and with a slap on the wrist for multiple murders because the murderers were members of the aristocracy is too close to what goes on today to be satisfying. There were some high points as well, including the wonderful narration. I will be sad to reach the end of this series and wonder if perhaps Mel Starr has any plans to either start a new one or add more chapters to the tales of Sir Hugh de Singleton.

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Never disappointed with a book in this series.

I so enjoy thsee tales spun by Mel Starr set in the 14th century. The characters are believable, the settings seemingly historical, and the vocabulary, while stretching, adds to the authenticity. My only disappointment is that I can read (listen to) these much faster than the author can write them, and I will soon be out of new episodes to read. :(

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Love this series!

I am an avid reader of researched historical mysteries. Mel Star does a great job!

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Master Hugh solves another

This is the 4th of the Mel Starr books that I’ve listened to and I enjoy each one more than the last. The protagonist, Master High is intelligent, humble and dogged in his role of Balif in late 1300’s England. The plots are intricate and the narration by Tim Bruce is flawless.

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14 th century is fabulous

I have listened to all of his books .love the period ,the language ,and the main character.

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Fascinating Series

Very enjoyable series of well-written mysteries! The author is knowledgeable about the historic time period and meshes events with actual occurrences. Excellent!

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Love these series!

I absolutely adore these tales of Hugh DeSingleton! and i always wonder, has anyone else noticed these little mentionings of planets? 😆 Mars wasn't discovered till 1610, but here we are in 1372 discussing the influence of planets on people's humors.😂 i am not criticizing! it all amuses me a great deal!😁 i was just wondering if anyone else noticed. the first mentioning of Venus was several books back and i thought i just misheard it, but no, here they are again!😆 so funny! forgive me! i do love these books though, wholeheartedly so! i listened to them all and can't wait for the 13th to be narrated!

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  • Michelle :)
  • 12-20-21

Local History Love it!!

It is always titillating to hear your local areas mentioned in stories. I knew my neighbourhoods
we're villages of old as there are some buildings dating back to 1600's, but I didn't realise that some areas which I consider my playground can be dated back as far as the 1300's. It really added a double layer of goodness, to and already really well told and intriguing mystery tale.

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  • Steph H
  • 04-09-22

Great series

I'm doing a review for the whole series as I've left it so long since I started listening to them.

I would highly recommend this series and in fact I have done so to a number of people already. Very impressed with the writing, the research that seems to have been done and the historical accuracy is excellent.

Nice characters, good pace, interesting stories. Really interesting to see the ability of surgeons then and the ways Hugh deducts things.

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  • Oxfordshire lady
  • 01-16-22

Medieval Mystery at its best

A real slice of how brutal life was in the England of the Black Prince. Much of it was played out in the my local area. The Black Princes castle still stands at Berkhamstead (well much of it does), Princes Risborough is a pretty market town. Stokenchurch is easy to find as a Communications Tower looms over the area.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-05-21

Mel Starr Magic

These books are highly enjoyable. They really are well narrated and easy to listen too.

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  • Wattie
  • 09-23-21

Great Historical Story

Once again a terrific story from Mel Starr. Love the historical detail which forms part of the Storyline.

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  • Jon Boon
  • 09-19-21

Brilliant

I Loved the whole series, it is a pity the storey teller changed half way through

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-28-21

Loved it

Really enjoy this series of novels. I love the speech used during this area . As a good storyline and narration.