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Summary

Ralph Delchard, a soldier who fought at the Battle of Hastings, and Gervase Bret, a talented lawyer, have been commissioned by William the Conqueror to look into irregularities brought to light during the compilation of the Domesday Book. Their investigations take them throughout the kingdom, but the pair often find themselves embroiled in more sinister mysteries in the towns they visit. 

The king’s work is a dangerous business. A man’s body is found mutilated in Savernake Forest and the residents of Bedwyn sleep uneasy at night, fearing a monster stalking the town. When Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret arrive, they discover that the locals are harbouring dark secrets and that the real killer may be a little closer to home....

©1993 Edward Marston (P)2020 Soundings

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Enjoyable Historic Fiction

well conceived with a good twist and excellent delivery by the story teller David Thorpe.

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Great narrator

David Thorpe really makes this book come alive, he is a fantastic narrator , gods plot and storyline.

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Easy listening at its best.

This is historical fiction at the shallow end of the history pool but not the worse for it. Edward Marston seems to have perfected the lightness of touch needed for cosy crime eleventh-century-style.The historical detail was enough to make the setting removed from reality yet earthy enough for enjoyment.

The characters were engaging and diverse, the plot was entertaining and interesting without any angst to trouble the reader, and the denouement satisfactory.

What more could we want? David Thorpe as a narrator, that's what. He gives as masterful a performance as ever.