Prince John still plots to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lionheart - supported by King Philip of France who offers to help John financially by sending him a mysterious alchemist named Nizam, who claims to be able to turn base metals into solid gold.
But the ship that was transporting Nizam and his retainers is found wrecked off the south Devon coast, its crew savagely slaughtered. Then a Norman knight is foully murdered in Exeter cathedral.
It's up to Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, to find a motive and connection between the killings....
©2006 Bernard Knight (P)2006 W F Howes Ltd
The performance of this audio was first class, helping to bring the characters to life while you can just relax and listen.
Hilda was my favourite character, she is a no nonsense sensible independant woman with a strong character.
Paul has a good voice to listen to and easily portrayed the different characters without going over the top with changes in voice tone and accents.
As expected from this author, this was an interesting mystery with good characters and lots of historical detail. The performance was also excellent which just added to the experience.
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