• The Tainted Coin

  • The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon, Book 5
  • By: Mel Starr
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It is the autumn of 1367. Master Hugh de Singleton is enjoying the peaceful life of Bampton when a badly beaten man is found under the porch of St. Andrew’s Chapel. The dying man is a chapman, a traveling merchant. Before he is buried in the chapel grounds an ancient, corroded coin is found in the man’s mouth. 

Master Hugh’s quest for the chapman’s assailants, and his search for the origin of the coin, makes steady progress - but there are men of wealth and power who wish to halt his search, and an old nemesis, Sir Simon Trillowe, is in league with them. But Master Hugh and his assistant, the groom Arthur, are determined to uncover the thieves and murderers and the source of the chapman’s coin.

This they do, but not before they become involved with a kidnapped maiden, a tyrannical abbot, and a suffering monk - a man who needs Master Hugh’s surgical skills and in return provides clues that assist Hugh in solving the mystery of the tainted coin.

©2013 Mel Starr (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Fun selection with a great nod to archeology!

I really enjoy listening to this narrator's voice. Lots of action and great characters. In chapter 6, (not a spoiler) Hugh finds a Roman site with a hypocaust system - straight out of Time Team!!

I highly recommend this selection!!!

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  • Audsemporium Ltd
  • 06-17-22

Didn't disappoint

l love this series of books and the ones I have listened to so far have not disappointed. The main characters are well written with there own personalities and foibles. The Sheriff of Oxford makes me laugh as his answer to everything is to throw them in the dungeon and they will soon talk.

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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.