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Summary

In the spring of 1348, tales begin of poisonous clouds fast approaching, which have overwhelmed whole cities, with scarcely a human being left.

While some pray earnestly, there are those who hope that God's wrath might be averted by pilgrimage. When a group of pilgrims are forced to shelter at an inn, their host encourages them to tell their stories of sin, so that it might emerge which one is the best. And the worst...

©2014 The Medieval Murderers (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"With the combined imaginations of Bernard Knight… Susanna Gregory, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden, this is a thoroughly enjoyable read" (Daily Mail on The Sacred Stone)
"The various excellent crime writers each weave a clever and inventive tale around a central theme" (Good Book Guide on King Arthur’s Bones)

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Meandering story not helped by meandering reader

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This story, while interesting in places, does not really have a clear direction. It wanders all over the place and only briefly finds its footing. I wouldn't particularly recommend the book to a friend unless they really have nothing else on the go.

What three words best describe Colin Mace’s voice?

Great characterisation made off-putting by pauses and 'full stops' added. Where they should not be. Like that!

Was The Deadliest Sin worth the listening time?

Not really, but I'd bought it, so persevered.

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Disappointing.

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  • Robert
  • 17-05-18

So boring I don't know if I can bear to finish....

I've loved all the Medieval Murderers stories until this one. This one is like a poor imitation of Canterbury Tales. Worst of all is the narrator, whose rambling story of the English in France after Crecy is rivaled in dullness only by the dullness of his telling, full of odd pauses and a monotonous voice. The reader sounds like someone who is trying to put expression into his read aloud without any idea how to do it. Really wish I'd read the bad review before I bought this.