By Bernard Knight
(Simon & Schuster UK, Hardcover, 9781847372970, 368pp.)
Publication Date: June 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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It is April 1196. At the command of King Richard and his Chief Justiciar Hubert Walter, county coroner Sir John de Wolfealong with his officer Gwyn of Polruan and clerk Thomas de Peynehas left Exeter for London where he is to become the first Coroner of the Verge. Thrust into the intrigues of the closed world of the Royal Court, John quickly finds himself embroiled in a case of theft, blackmail, espionage, and murder.
Bernard Knight is the author of the Crown John Mysteries series and is a member of The Medieval Murderers.
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"Rayne's wealth of intriguing characters and situations has you continually putting two and two together and making five, but when the truth emerges, you wonder why you didn't see it coming. Clues to all the bizarre twists and turns are there, but so well constructed that each time you are taken by surprise." Western Daily Press
"Brings medieval Exeter to life with gritty realism, smells and all, but with an underlying sympathy and humor.” Historical Novels Review
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