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A Murder of Convenience
From the Best-Selling author of this very peculiar genre comes yet more medieval murder with the usual dash of nonsense.
This time, there’s murder in the air; and in the bushes, the castles, the highways and byways. And Brother Hermitage is caught in the middle of the lot; as usual.
Even though he’s expecting a murder to be dropped in his lap at any moment, the arrival of this one and the manner of its delivery take him completely by surprise.
As the tale unravels, a simple murder and an investigation to discover the culprit would be a bit of a relief.
But the Normans seem to be at the bottom of this and their intentions are wholly dishonourable. When the church puts its nose in the mix, Wat the Weaver concludes that they are completely out of their depth.
But there is a victim, or there might be, and action must be taken.
A journey to Nottingham reunites them with some old friends, well, friends-ish, but they seem as confused as everyone else. At least Cwen finds an ally, which gives Wat plenty to worry about.
When the weaver gets drunk and comes up with the most ridiculous suggestion for a murder investigation that any of them have ever heard, it’s clear that things have gone downhill very quickly.
With very important people showing a great interest in this business, Hermitage has to be very careful with his, “aha”; if he can even come up with one that makes sense.
Who did whatever it is that might have been done?
Will everyone live happily ever after?
Were they living happily to begin with?
Read A Murder of Convenience and there’s a small chance you might find out.
And then there’s the crime of Mrs Grod’s cooking.
Reviews for previous volumes:
5* Brilliant tale of mayhem and murder
5* Genius, funny, endearing and a proper page-turner
5* Howard of Warwick never fails to deliver a good laugh
Other books by Howard Matthews
The Investigator’s Apprentice
Murder Most Murderous
A Mayhem of Murderous Monks
The King’s Investigator Part II
The King’s Investigator
The 1066 via Derby
The 1066 To Hastings
The 1066 From Normandy
The Hermes Parchment
The Chester Chasuble
The Bayeux Embroidery
The Domesday Book II (Still Not That One)
Brother Hermitage’s Christmas Gift
A Murder for Brother Hermitage
A Murder for Master Wat
A Murder for Mistress Cwen
The Case of The Cantankerous Carcass
The Case of The Curious Corpse
The Case of The Clerical Cadaver
Brother Hermitage in Shorts
Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids: We’re Going On A Murder
The Magna Carta (Or Is It?)
The Domesday Book (No, Not That One)
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other
The Tapestry of Death
The Garderobe of Death
The Heretics of De’Ath
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