Vale of Tears (Bradecote and Catchpoll #5)

Sarah Hawkswood
AUD $19.99
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1144. When a man is found stabbed to death, he provides the link tying together several seemingly random deaths. But with a multitude of suspects, who's to blame?

April 1144. A body is found floating in Fladbury mill leat, a man in green who has been stabbed but not robbed. The lord sheriff's trio discover him to be an Evesham horse dealer, who has a beautiful young wife who 'strays'. Did the wife or one of her lovers get rid of him? What is the connection with the lord of Harvington, who wed the man's sister, and how did that lady meet her death? What connection is there with the defrocked monk who worked on some leases for the lord and was hanged for theft, and where is the horse dealers' horse? The trio have to work seamlessly together to unravel the thread that links seemingly disparate deaths before even more people die, and in the process keep Walkelin from the noose.

Author bio:

Sarah Hawkswood describes herself as a 'wordsmith' who is only really happy when writing. She read Modern History at Oxford and first published a non-fiction book on the Royal Marines in the First World War before moving on to medieval mysteries set in Worcestershire.

Category: Crime & mystery
ISBN: 9780749024048
Publisher: Faber Factory
Imprint: Allison & Busby
Pub Date: June 2020
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - B format
Subject: Crime & mystery