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The King’s Investigator
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Death in the Tower of London? This could give the place a bad reputation.
In King William’s new London fortress (so new it doesn’t have a tower yet), a dead body lies right outside his chamber door.
This could be murder as the victim is the widely hated Malf; so widely hated, virtually everyone is suspect.
Brother Hermitage, the King’s Investigator must be summoned; the King’s investigator who really doesn’t want to do the job at all anymore.
Fortunately, someone else seems very keen to take over: If you thought Brother Hermitage didn’t know what he was doing, Brother Peter is going to be a revelation.
But murder seems to be a routine feature of court intrigue:
Could it be a result of the dispute between the ghastly Le Pedvin, William’s favourite killer, and Ranulph de Sauveloy, his favourite administrator?
Could it be Malf’s own family, who really can’t wait for him to die until they inherit?
Could it be the Saxon rebels who are hiding in a very peculiar place close at hand?
Brother Hermitage, Wat the Weaver and Cwen have got to find out and as usual, it all goes wrong almost immediately. Find the killer or face the same fate themselves is a familiar old refrain.
But perhaps this time, Hermitage sees a way out. Could he really hand his hated job on to someone else; someone who really wants to do it?
Populated by old familiar faces from most of Hermitage’s nightmares, The King’s Investigator could be the very end….
… Although now we learn there’s a Part II – how did that happen? – Look for the imaginatively titled, The King’s Investigator Part II
Howard of Warwick’s mission to bring medieval crime comedy to people who didn’t know they wanted it, takes its nineteenth step.
Numerous No 1 Best Sellers, over 100,000 copies out there somewhere and containing more nonsense than a monk’s margin, it looks like it’s here to stay – or is it?
Previous volumes have garnered praise:
5* Another brilliant read
5* Another fun-filled adventure
5* Ha, ha, ha! Aha! Brother Hermitage does it again.
5* Masterpiece from Howard
“very good indeed, brilliant,” BBC Coventry and Warwick
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 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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