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The Case of The Curious Corpse
More medieval crime comedy; the genre that hides in the bushes and makes strange noises.
Brother Hermitage is compelled to yet another investigation by the sight of a most curious corpse. Helpful compulsion also comes in the shape of a dozen well-armed Norman soldiers and the King’s man Le Pedvin, who will probably stab him if he doesn’t get on with it.
Clearly this a Very Important Victim.
Suspicions are raised by a host of fascinating characters, including Hereward the Wake, all of whom claim to have loved the victim dearly, but who all benefit from the death in one way or another.
It’s also a bit odd that King William insists that he is not to blame, despite boasting about being the killer of an awful lot of other people.
On top of all that, there is even a rival for the role of Investigator. As Hermitage doesn’t want to be an investigator that’s good, isn’t it?
Ploughing in with Wat and Cwen at his back, side and sometimes in front, Brother Hermitage relies on his well-established methodology (hoping something occurs to him at the last minute). With all that’s going on around this particular death, that might not be enough…
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 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 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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