The Medieval Murderers

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Sword of Shame Summary

Sword of Shame is the second collaboration by five of the UK's finest historical mystery writers. Each brings their own characters to these interlinked tales, which tell the story of a cursed Norman sword. From its first arrival in Britain, with the Norman forces of William the Conqueror, violence and revenge are the cursed sword's constant companions. From an election-rigging scandal in 13th century Venice to the battlefield of Poitiers in 1356, as the Sword of Shame passes from owner to owner, it brings nothing but bad luck and disgrace to all who possess it.
©2006 The Medieval Murderers (P)2007 W F Howes Ltd
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  • Book 1

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    • The Tainted Relic

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  • Book 2

    • Sword of Shame

    • By: The Medieval Murderers
    • Narrated by: Paul Matthews
    • Length: 14 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Sword of Shame is the second collaboration by five of the UK's finest historical mystery writers. Each brings their own characters to these interlinked tales, which tell the story of a cursed Norman sword. From its first arrival in Britain, with the Norman forces of William the Conqueror, violence and revenge are the cursed sword's constant companions.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it...

    • By Diane on 27-08-09

    Regular price: £24.49

  • Book 3

    • House of Shadows

    • By: Medieval Murderers
    • Narrated by: Paul Matthews
    • Length: 14 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 56
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      4 out of 5 stars 27
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Bermondsey Priory, 1114. A young chaplain succumbs to the temptations of the flesh - and suffers a gruesome punishment. From that moment, the monastery is cursed and over the next five hundred years murder and treachery abound within its hallowed walls. A beautiful young bride found dead two days before her wedding. A ghostly figure that warns of impending doom. A plot to depose King Edward II.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • House of Shadows.

    • By Diane on 30-09-09

    Regular price: £19.99

  • Book 4

    • The Lost Prophecies

    • By: Medieval Murderers
    • Narrated by: Paul Matthews
    • Length: 15 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
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      4 out of 5 stars 16
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    A hidden hoard of Saxon gold. A poisoned priest. A monk skinned alive in Westminster Abbey. Only one thing is certain: whoever comes into possession of the cursed book meets a gruesome and untimely end.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Contrived

    • By Viv on 12-07-09

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  • Book 5

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  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

    • The False Virgin

    • By: The Medieval Murderers
    • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
    • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    AD 848. Bernwyn of Lythe spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin, dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in a chapel, butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God. But what if Bernwyn was not all she seemed? Could her saintly deeds have been mistakenly attributed to her, and the people have set up a shrine to a false virgin?

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By JPH on 17-03-15

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  • Book 10

    • The Deadliest Sin

    • By: The Medieval Murders
    • Narrated by: Colin Mace
    • Length: 15 hrs and 26 mins
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    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...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Meandering story not helped by meandering reader

    • By J. PERROTT on 10-05-15

    Regular price: £26.09