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Murder Can Be Murder
Works of: Fiction
When Brother Hermitage is approached on the streets of Derby, he knows that it is going to be bad news.
As King William’s duly appointed investigator, everything is bad news.
But young Fridolf, an apprentice goldsmith from London has the most bizarre request concerning a murder that Hermitage has ever heard. Still, at least he has the opportunity to make things very clear and put the young man straight before sending him on his way.
Until Wat and Cwen explain that Hermitage hasn’t made anything clear at all and that if calamity is to be avoided, some action is needed.
Luckily, for a weaver’s workshop, Wat’s home has a surfeit of investigators and so a despatch to London will not be a problem. And a trip to London, just to make sure everything is all right, will be a positive pleasure.
Until those despatched get themselves in trouble, of course.
Most unreasonably of all, those wretched Normans have decided that the old Saxon punishment for murder, a hefty fine, is no longer sufficient. They have something much more permanent in mind.
Containing many facts, including the Saxon defeat of the Norman army in 1066, and a real-life sheriff of London, Murder Can Be Murder goes where other medieval mysteries wouldn’t bother.
Howard of Warwick, now a UK top 20 Amazon best-seller, brings more real life to the medieval murder mystery. Along with real confusion, greed and all-around incompetence.
Previous chronicles, of which there are many, have been commented upon.
5* Fantastic series
5* You know you’re in for a good giggle
1* Reads like an episode of Blackadder
Other books by Howard Matthews
How Many Monks?
Murder ‘Midst Merriment
Return to The Dingle
The Investigator’s Kingdom
The Investigator’s Wedding
The Investigator’s Apprentice
Murder Most Murderous
A Murder of Convenience
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
A Murder for Brother Hermitage
The Domesday Book II (Still Not That One)
A Murder for Master Wat
Brother Hermitage’s Christmas Gift
A Murder for Mistress Cwen
The Case of The Cantankerous Carcass
The Case of The Curious Corpse
The Case of The Clerical Cadaver
Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids: We’re Going On A Murder
The Magna Carta (Or Is It?)
Brother Hermitage in Shorts
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other
The Domesday Book (No, Not That One)
The Tapestry of Death
The Garderobe of Death
The Heretics of De’Ath
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