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A Crowner John Mystery Series Bernard Knight 4 Books Collection Gift Wrapped Slipcase
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Product Brand : Bernard Knight
Product Code : MAN-9789123514649
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GTIN : 9789123514649
AUTHOR : Bernard Knight
Publisher : Simon & Schuster UK
FORMAT : Paperback
Language : English
Publication Year : 2009
Series : A Crowner John Mystery
SUBJECT : Fiction
Subject1 : Crime, Thrillers & Mystery
Subject2 : Historical
SUBJECT3 : Mystery
Type : Collection
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    5 Stars


    I started reading Bernard Knight books nearly two years ago. Bernard weaves history into a story, using records of Devon in the early 12th century. Juxtaposed to current day Coroner practice, many aspects of Crowner John series are still in place. The books are easy to read, very comfortable and I personally do not like to be disturbed when reading these books. Bernard has a knack of enthralling the reader into the characters of the book. Excellent at keeping character personalities stable. Crowner John faces issues direct and overcomes issues preventing his duty, with a tenacious approach.

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    The Manor of Death

    When an unidentified body is discovered in the harbour town of Axmouth, twenty miles from Exeter, Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner is called 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 those who would go to any length to ensure the shocking truth remains hidden. And the coroner must draw on all his resources of courage, cunning and determination if he is to escape from Axmouth with his life.

    The Elixir of Death
    1195. Prince Johnplots to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lionheart - and in his wicked schemes he is supported by King Philip of France, who offers to help John financially by sending him a mysterious alchemist, a Mohammedan named Nizam, who claims to be able to transmute base metals into gold. But the ship which was transporting Nizam and his retainers to the Devon tin mines is found wrecked off the south Devon coast, its crew savagely slaughtered. 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. And just what is his unscrupulous brother-in-law, the disgraced ex-sheriff and known Prince John-sympathiser, Richard de Revelle, trying to hide?

    The Noble Outlaw
    Exeter, 1195. Renovations at the new school in Smythen Street are disrupted by the shocking discovery of a partially mummified corpse hidden in the rafters - and Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner is called to investigate. Richard de Revelle, Sir John's brother-in-law and founder of the school, immediately tries to blame Nicholas de Arundell, a young outlawed knight living rough on Dartmoor. As Sir John discovers, Nicholas has good reason to bear a grudge against the unscrupulous de Revelle. But is he really a killer? With the victim's identity unknown and the motive a mystery, the murder remains unsolved. But then comes news of a second violent death - and Sir John is forced to track down the 'noble outlaw' in order to find the answers.

    Crowner Royal
    London, 1196. At the command of Richard the Lionheart, Sir John de Wolfe has left his beloved West Country for the Palace of Westminster, where he has been appointed Coroner of the Verge. But with the king overseas, embroiled in a costly war against King Philip of France, Sir John is dismayed to discover that the English court is a hotbed of greed, corruption and petty in-fighting.
    The murder of one of the palace clerks, stabbed in broad daylight and thrown into the River Thames, leads John to suspect that there's a conspiracy underway to overthrow King Richard. And with the visit of the dowager Queen Eleanor fast approaching, the new Coroner must risk his life to prove his suspicions are right, root out the traitors within and prevent a national catastrophe.

    Titles In This Set
    The Manor of Death
    The Elixir of Death
    The Noble Outlaw
    Crowner Royal

    9781416525943   9780743492157   9781416525936   9781847393289
    Disclaimer: Please note we buy each book in this bundle collection separately from the publisher and gift wrapped the books in a plain slipcase as a special added service to our customers.
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