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by Bernard Knight
Bernard Knight, CBE, is Professor of Pathology at the University of Wales College of Medicine.
Bernard Knight, CBE, is Professor of Pathology at the University of Wales College of Medicine. During his distinguished forty-year career as a coroner, he was involved in many of Britain’s major criminal cases. Published on November 26, 2012.
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The Crowner John Mysteries are a series of novels by Bernard Knight following the fictional life of Sir John de Wolfe, a former Crusading knight appointed to the office of Keeper of the Pleas of the King's Crown (custos placitorum coronas), . the King's Crowner or Coroner, for the county of Devon
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A Crowner John medieval mystery set in 12th century Devon, England June 1195. A tall, brown mare gallops into the sleepy village of Sigford, dragging its rider by the stirrup, the broken shaft of an arrow protruding from his back. The embroidered badge sewn on the dead man's tunic identifies him as a senior officer of the Royal Forest. With the victim's purse still full of money, the motive for the murder is a mystery
In which Crowner John holds an inquest. As Sigford lacked a church or even a tithe barn, the coroner’s inquest had to be held in the open air on what passed for the village green
The hamlet dozed in the afternoon sun. The dappled shadows of a few fleecy clouds glided slowly across the green woods that rose on either side of the small valley. In which Crowner John holds an inquest. As Sigford lacked a church or even a tithe barn, the coroner’s inquest had to be held in the open air on what passed for the village green. Where the Bagtor lane came down from the moor to join the main track, a triangle of beaten grass lay between the alehouse and the smithy.
A long story, Crowner, but some bastard outlaw sliced through the other one.
John lowered himself to his stool behind the table and glared at his two henchmen, his habitual fierce expression disguising the fact that he was relieved to see them safe and sound. Why the new baldric strap?’ he asked, looking at the band of new leather running diagonally across Gwyn’s huge chest. His officer’s red moustache lifted as he grinned. A long story, Crowner, but some bastard outlaw sliced through the other one. I must be getting old, it took me several seconds to kill him!’
Book in the Crowner John Mystery Series). Much of the country lies under the iron rule of the Royal Forest laws, with all hunting reserved to the King
Book in the Crowner John Mystery Series). Much of the country lies under the iron rule of the Royal Forest laws, with all hunting reserved to the King. The penalty for killing a deer on the King's land is mutilation or death. These harsh laws are rigorously upheld by the King's foresters, notorious for their greed and corruption.
Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fear in the Forest by Bernard Knight . The seventh medieval murder mystery featuring Devon's first county coroner, Crowner John. During the 12th century, much of Devon lies under the iron rule of the Royal Forest laws.
The seventh medieval murder mystery featuring Devon's first county coroner, Crowner John. When two Royal Forest officers are murdered, Sir John de Wolfe embarks upon another complex investigation.
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