Crooked Spire

Crooked Spire

eBook - 2013
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The first in a series of gripping murder mysteries set in 14th-century England1361: Orphaned by the Black Death, all John possesses are the tools that belonged to his father, a carpenter, and an uncanny ability to work wood. His travels bring him to Chesterfield, where he finds work erecting the spire of the new church. But no sooner does he begin, than the master carpenter is murdered and John himself becomes a suspect. To prove his innocence John must help the coroner in his search for the killer, a quest that brings him up against some powerful enemies in a town where he is still a stranger and friends are few. Chris Nickson brilliantly evokes the feeling of time and place in this story of corruption and murder.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, The History Press,, [2013]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780752499611
Characteristics: 1 online resource (128 pages)


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Apr 25, 2016

An interesting mystery based in the aftermath of the Black Death in medieval England. It gives a fictional account of how Chesterfield Parish Church got its world famous crooked spire and the murder and mayhem that its construction caused. Sometimes the admissions of guilt are a bit hard to believe but it is still worth reading if this time period interests you.


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