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Book Review: Hill Of Bones

Hill Of Bones, by the Medieval Murderers The Medieval Murderers is a collaboration of mystery writers Karen Maitland, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Philip Gooden, and Ian Morson, and in this particular book the group has decided to tackle the myths … Continue reading

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Book Review: Crowner Royal

Crowner Royal (Crowner John), by Bernard Knight This particular book finds Crowner John being brought from his beloved Exeter, where his estranged wife has threatened to take orders, to serve as the first royal coroner for the English court at … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Plague Of Heretics

A Plague Of Heretics (Crowner John), by Bernard Knight Reading this book reminded me of why I liked the Brother Cadfael novels so much more. This particular series appears based in large part on the success of the Brother Cadfael … Continue reading

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Sic Semper Rebelles: Part Six

It was night before the Zambrano family finished their dinner and received the call to help out at the high school. Guiseppe and Lisbeth got to the base location near the center of the former Cherry Hill Autonomous Zone. They … Continue reading

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Sic Semper Rebelles: Part Four

While pondering over matters on his throne, the emperor decided that he needed to be in the park by the library. Admittedly, these little reminders did not happen very often these days, but when they did, he tried to pay … Continue reading

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Book Review: Devotion Of The Bona Mors

Devotion Of The Bona Mors, Or Art Of Dying Happy, by anonymous Once upon a time there was a focus on having a good death. It was thought that in order to have a good life, one had to have … Continue reading

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Book Review: On Life And Death

On Life And Death, by Cicero, a new translation by John Davie This book is not one of Cicero’s strongest, but it the reasons for that are rather complicated. There are no doubt some readers who will really appreciate this … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Of Despair

Winter Of Despair, by Cora Harrison I have read four books by the author now and all of them have been fantastic historical mysteries. That is generally a good sample as far as the quality of work of the author … Continue reading

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Book Review: Death Of A Prominent Citizen

Death Of A Prominent Citizen (A Reverend Mother Mystery), by Cora Harrison If you like your historical murder mysteries mixed with politics and some ferocious social commentary, this is a book that delivers and provides a look at the complexities … Continue reading

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Book Review: Blood Royal: A True Tale Of Crime And Detection In Medieval Paris

Blood Royal: A True Tale Of Crime And Detection In Medieval Paris, by Eric Jager This book is a fascinating example of crime detection in the early modern period, and a reminder that even in ages where torture was common … Continue reading

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