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Author:
Bernard Knight
ISBN13:
978-0743449908
ISBN:
0743449908
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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster UK; New Ed edition (September 1, 2003)
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Mystery
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1958 kb
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1564 kb
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4.2
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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.

A Crowner John Mystery. Over the years that the Crowner John stories have appeared, many people have provided invaluable advice about various aspects of life and law in the late twelfth century.

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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.

Much of the county lies under the iron rule of the Royal Forest laws, with all hunting reserved to the King. The penalty for killing a deer is mutilation or death, and these harsh laws are rigorously upheld by the King’s foresters, notorious for their greed and corruption. In June 1195, a horse gallops into the sleepy village of Sigford, the broken shaft of an arrow protruding from its rider’s 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 murder is a mystery. But when a second forest officer is violently attacked, county coroner Sir John de Wolfe begins to uncover evidence of a sinister conspiracy.
  • Did you know that the Woodmote was a court that dealt with offences against the vert amounting to less than four pence, whereas larger vert offences and those against venison were dealt with by the Forest Eyre? Well, you will do after reading this novel, because the author tells you several times. As always, Knight packs plenty of history and very little mystery into this Crowner yarn. Much of the dialogue is stilted and unnatural, sounding like a history lecture. The trick in historical fiction is to be authentic without the authenticity being obtrusive, a trick that Knight has not mastered. Nor is he unfailingly accurate, despite his obviously meticulous research. The term 'rogering' is certainly anachronistic, and I'm not sure that 'goodwife' was current at the time, either.

    This is an adventure story rather than a mystery. It is therefore in the tradition of Ivanhoe, but without Scott's poetry. The subplot involves complications in the hero's extramarital affairs, and this aspect of the story is surprisingly well done, leading to a very poignant finale.

    These novels are prone to misprints, which is annoying. Thus we have a character who is fighting for his life and we are told "...it was killed or be killed". Well, I suspect it was actually "kill or be killed", but it's a great way to break the tension in a fight scene. I spotted a dozen or more such mistakes, including one sentence which had become garbled beyond all comprehension.

    As always, Knight draws out scenes that most writers would deal with more succinctly, and so devotes 410 pages to what could have been related in fewer than 300.

    This series will appeal to lovers of historical fiction who value authenticity and character depiction rather than literary prose or twists and turns in the plot. If you are new to the series and would like to try it, start with the first, The Sanctuary Seekers, because the novels form a continuous narrative.

  • Great read.

  • excellent little book and period piece, based on some historical truths. reading another Knight book which follows this one and am wrapped up in it too.

  • Crowner John is my favorite series, maybe ever. What great and historically correct reads!

  • I enjoy Bernard Knights books, detailed with the facts from the time, plus the human interest of his life

  • Liked the old English to modern English listing.

  • Superb story-telling, lots of suspense. A welcome addition to the Crowner John series.

  • A rattling good tale! Bernard knight never disappoints.