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Author:
Bernard Knight
ISBN13:
978-0743259514
ISBN:
0743259513
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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster UK; 1st Edition edition (April 1, 2006)
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Subcategory:
Mystery
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In stock on September 17, 2018. Bernard Knight is one of the most literate of the medieval mystery writers around. The stories are always intriguing & Crowner John in a fascinating character.

In stock on September 17, 2018. One sometimes wishes that de Revelle would b e done away with permanently because he's such a slimy character and Matilda is a most unsympathetic woman, but given that she is also de Revelle's sister, that is understandable. The mysteries are always involved & none so straight forward as to say " aha! So and so did this crime.

The Elixir of Death book. I absolutely adore Crowner John as a character and Bernard Knight as an author, and am happy reading this series. The period detail is impeccable and historically correct as always and the characters have depth and are believable.

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

CHAPTER ONE. November 1195. Where do we find this bailiff fellow, Crowner?' Gwyn's voice broke into John's reverie and made him suddenly aware of being wet, cold and hungry.

CHAPTER ONE. In which Crowner John is called to the shore. He should never have been at sea this late in the season!' The coroner's deep voice competed with the wind whistling past the ears of the two horsemen. Though he and Gwyn had suffered far worse conditions over the years in campaigns stretching from Ireland to Palestine, there was something uniquely depressing about the bone chilling damp of a Devonshire autumn.

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Book of A Crowner John Mystery. Shortly afterwards, Sir Peter le Calve, a Norman knight living near Exeter, is foully murdered, being part-crucified and beheaded, his head stuck on the rood screen of the cathedral. It's up to Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, to find a motive and connection between the killings. Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (June 1, 2006).

The Elixir of Death (A Crowner John Mystery). I only hope that this author and friend continues to put out a book from time to time for those of us who enjoy good literature and good mystery with a good taste of history (and not revisionist history, but as the old . Book in the Crowner John Mystery Series). TV show said, "But, You are There. Crowner John Mystery. com User, August 5, 2006.

It was all here when I came, Crowner. The sight of the bodies reminded John of something that until now had been driven from his mind by the urgency and confusion of the past half-hour. I presumed that de Blois arranged it all secretly. This bastard you called Nizam, the leader of this gang,' he rasped. Why did he suddenly keel over like that?

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part of Crowner John Mysteries Series. Bernard Knight is the author of twenty novels, a biography and numerous popular and academic nonfiction books. The Elixir of Death is the tenth novel in the Crowner John series. Also by Bernard Knight. The Sanctuary Seeker. The Poisoned Chalice.

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It is 1195, and Prince John still plots to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lionheart—and in his wicked schemes, he is supported by Philip of France. The French king offers to help John financially by sending him a mysterious alchemist, a Mohammedan named Nizam, who claims to be able to turn base materials into gold. But the ship that was transporting Nizam and his retainers is found wrecked off the south Devon coast—its crew savagely slaughtered. Shortly afterward, a Norman knight named Peter le Calve is foully murdered, his severed head stuck on the rood screen of Exeter cathedral. It’s up to Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, to find a motive and connection between the killings. And just what is his unscrupulous brother-in-law, the disgraced ex-sheriff and Prince John-sympathizer, Richard de Revelle, trying to hide?
  • Bernard Knight is one of the most literate of the medieval mystery writers around. The stories are always intriguing & Crowner John in a fascinating character. One sometimes wishes that de Revelle would b e done away with permanently because he's such a slimy character and Matilda is a most unsympathetic woman, but given that she is also de Revelle's sister, that is understandable. The mysteries are always involved & none so straight forward as to say " aha! So and so did this crime." Knight also has a way of relating the 12th century that makes one realize the actuality of life in the middle ages.

  • County Coroner Sir John de Wolfe investigates a series of brutal murders in 12th-century England. The discovery of the murdered crew from a shipwreck…is just the first in a string of atrocities. The captain was the husband of Sir John's former mistress, Hilda, and his investigation troubles both his shrewish wife Matilda and his current mistress…

  • next to Peter Tremayne and his series I found that I liked this Bernard Knight series almost as well. Just a fun romp in the middle ages.

  • I have only started to read it and it is as good as the other Crowner John Mysteries I have read. I am not disappointed

  • Crowner is wonderful! Good story well told

  • I only hope that this author and friend continues to put out a book from time to time for those of us who enjoy good literature and good mystery with a good taste of history (and not revisionist history, but as the old U.S. TV show said, "But, You are There."

  • Almost have this entire mystery series. Very descriptive and once you start reading, it's hard to put down.
    Recommend highly!

  • This series, if read in sequence, is a lot of fun.