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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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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: Beyond Absolution (A Reverend Mother Mystery)

Beyond Absolution (A Reverend Mother Mystery), by Cora Harrison This book demonstrates what I have long considered to be one of the most essential aspects of the mystery novel, and that is the ambivalence that the sleuth as solver of … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Secret And Unlawful Killing

A Secret And Unlawful Killing, by Cora Harrison This is a book that I am somewhat surprised that I liked. There are a lot of ways that the author could have messed this up–there are strong feminist angles with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Invisible Country

Invisible Country, by Annamaria Alfieri As far as mysteries go, this is a reasonably compelling one although it does not appear to be the sort of mystery that leads to a series.  At the core of this story we have … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Father Brown: Volume 2

The Complete Father Brown:  Volume 2, by G.K. Chesterton Having read the first volume of this selection, I was not surprised by the material that was found here and found that it followed the same lines in many cases.  A … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Father Brown: Volume 1

The Complete Father Brown:  Volume 1, by G.K. Chesteron What kind of person would enjoy a book like this?  What kind of reader is this book aimed at?  Well, this volume (and a second one) is published by an imprint … Continue reading

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