The Manor of Death

The Manor of Death

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April, 1196. An unidentified body is discovered in the harbour town of Axmouth, 20 miles from Exeter, and county coroner Sir John de Wolfe investigates. The manner of the young man's death is disputable. Sir John discovers the victim didn't drown, as the manor reeve alleges, but was strangled. Then there appears to be a conspiracy of silence among the seamen and townsfolk. What are they hiding? Sir John hatches a cunning plan, but is he playing with fire? Some would go to any length to ensure the truth remains hidden, and Crowner John must use his courage and ingenuity to escape with his life.
Publisher: London ; New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
ISBN: 9780743294997
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: xxvii, 351 pages : maps ; 25 cm.

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B_Mammen
Sep 02, 2010

One in a series of Crowner John Mystery books. An excellent medieval murder mystery set in England in 1196, during the reign of Richard the Lion Heart.

Others include The Noble Outlaw, The Elixir of Death, Figure of Hate, The Witch Hunter, Fear in the Forest, The Grim Reaper, The Tinner's Corpse, The Awful Secret, Crowner's Quest, The Poisoned Chalice and The Sanctuary Seeker.

Some of the same characters appear throughout the series.

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