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The Bayeux Embroidery
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The Bayeux Tapestry is no laughing matter. Well, apart from the rude bits, obviously.
The nuns of Kent have been commissioned by Earl Odo to create a great tapestry telling the glorious history of the Norman conquest of Britain. But when they start dying, one man must be sent for; Brother Hermitage, the King’s Investigator.
Who would commit such a heinous crime? Odo himself? Another nun, perhaps? Some Saxons? The Archbishop of Canterbury? The people of the marshes? Well, it could be anyone really, and that’s generally a problem for Brother Hermitage.
With Wat and Cwen, erstwhile weavers of “adult” tapestry themselves, he must solve the crime or face the consequences; as usual.
The best plan is probably to wander around Kent rather hopelessly, and trust that something occurs to him right at the end; also as usual.
At least in this tale, the truth of the Bayeux Tapestry will be revealed: (well, a truth, perhaps)
How did it come to be? Who made it? And who thinks that they should have been given the job instead?
It’s the lucky 13th Chronicle of Brother Hermitage
The man who barely survives his own investigations.
The sleuth who seldom asks anyone the right questions.
The monk who is firmly medieval and slightly detective.
People have said things:
‘Laugh out loud’
‘Like Pratchett does 1066’
Other books by Howard Matthews
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 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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