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Alan, the beadle of the manor of Bampton, had gone out at dusk to seek those who might violate curfew. When, the following morning, he had not returned home, his young wife Matilda seeks out Master Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff of the manor.

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"History teacher and author Starr (The Unquiet Bones) pens a second medieval mystery featuring Master Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff of Lord Gilbert Talbot's manor at Bampton, England. The discovery of a corpse at St. Andrew's Chapel — that of Alan, the manor's beadle — poses a mystery that Master Hugh must unravel. A subsequent second murder deepens the mystery. Master Hugh is nothing if not deliberate; the narrative proceeds slowly and methodically, adding complications and characters. The story is detail driven rather than character driven, with a groaning board of medieval touches: diet, clothing, calendar with feast days. Starr helpfully provides a glossary for readers who want to tell their beadle from their bailiff. In an era in which religion and culture were synonymous, there's also a goodly helping of theological asides, chubby clergy, and a sympathetic portrait of John Wyclif, the Reformation's 'morning star' and a mentor to Master Hugh. Starr pens a competent, albeit slow-moving, medieval tale." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Alan, the beadle of the manor of Bampton, had gone out at dusk to seek those who might violate curfew. When, the following morning, he had stillnot returned home, his young wife Matilda sought out Master Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff of the manor.

Two days later Alan's corpse is discovered in the hedge, at the side of the track to St. Andrew's Chapel. His throat has been torn out, his head half-severed from his body and his face, hands, and forearms lacerated with deep scratches.

Master Hugh, meeting Hubert the coroner at the scene, listens carefully to the coroner surmise that a wolf had caused the great wound. And yet . . . if so, why is there so little blood?

This skillfully woven story is a delight to read. The setting is exceptionally well crafted. Highly recommended.

-Davis Bunn, best-selling author

Synopsis:

"This skillfully woven story is a delight to read. The setting is exceptionally well crafted. Highly recommended."--bestselling author Davis Bunn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781854249548
Author:
Starr, Melvin R.
Publisher:
Monarch Books
Author:
Starr, Mel
Subject:
Christian - Historical
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.25x5.25x.75 in. .77 lbs.

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Product details 300 pages Monarch Books - English 9781854249548 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "History teacher and author Starr (The Unquiet Bones) pens a second medieval mystery featuring Master Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff of Lord Gilbert Talbot's manor at Bampton, England. The discovery of a corpse at St. Andrew's Chapel — that of Alan, the manor's beadle — poses a mystery that Master Hugh must unravel. A subsequent second murder deepens the mystery. Master Hugh is nothing if not deliberate; the narrative proceeds slowly and methodically, adding complications and characters. The story is detail driven rather than character driven, with a groaning board of medieval touches: diet, clothing, calendar with feast days. Starr helpfully provides a glossary for readers who want to tell their beadle from their bailiff. In an era in which religion and culture were synonymous, there's also a goodly helping of theological asides, chubby clergy, and a sympathetic portrait of John Wyclif, the Reformation's 'morning star' and a mentor to Master Hugh. Starr pens a competent, albeit slow-moving, medieval tale." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Alan, the beadle of the manor of Bampton, had gone out at dusk to seek those who might violate curfew. When, the following morning, he had stillnot returned home, his young wife Matilda sought out Master Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff of the manor.

Two days later Alan's corpse is discovered in the hedge, at the side of the track to St. Andrew's Chapel. His throat has been torn out, his head half-severed from his body and his face, hands, and forearms lacerated with deep scratches.

Master Hugh, meeting Hubert the coroner at the scene, listens carefully to the coroner surmise that a wolf had caused the great wound. And yet . . . if so, why is there so little blood?

This skillfully woven story is a delight to read. The setting is exceptionally well crafted. Highly recommended.

-Davis Bunn, best-selling author

"Synopsis" by , "This skillfully woven story is a delight to read. The setting is exceptionally well crafted. Highly recommended."--bestselling author Davis Bunn.
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