The Manor of Death

The Manor of Death

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When an unidentified body is discovered in the harbour town of Axmouth, twenty miles from Exeter, Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, is summoned to investigate. The manner of the young man's death is a matter of some dispute - but, as Sir John soon discovers, it was no accident. The victim did not drown, as the manor reeve alleges, but was strangled to death.

In the ensuing murder investigation, Sir John is frustrated by what appears to be a conspiracy of silence among the seamen and townsfolk. Just what is the local population trying to hide?

As Crowner John is to learn, there are many inhabitants of Axmouth who will go to any lengths to ensure the shocking truth remains hidden. And the coroner will have to draw on all his resources of courage, cunning and determination if he is to escape from the town with his life.
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2008.
ISBN: 9780743294997
Characteristics: 351 p. :,maps ;,25 cm.


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Sep 02, 2010

One in a series of Crowner John Mystery books. An excellent medieval murder mystery set in England in 1196, during the reign of Richard the Lion Heart.

Others include The Noble Outlaw, The Elixir of Death, Figure of Hate, The Witch Hunter, Fear in the Forest, The Grim Reaper, The Tinner's Corpse, The Awful Secret, Crowner's Quest, The Poisoned Chalice and The Sanctuary Seeker.

Some of the same characters appear throughout the series.

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