Mysteries and crime stories
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In a world of lords and ladies, knights errant and gallant, murder was a part of life. Whether slaying an enemy, killing the victim of a robbery so he couldn't talk, or doing away with an unfaithful lover, killers flourished… in a time before dusting for fingerprints and DNA testing. Only the intelligence and ingenuity of a top-notch sleuth could solve these crimes. Now 13 stories of murder in medieval times by 13 pre-eminent mystery writers have been collected here to thrill and horrify contemporary readers. * Peter Tremayne's seventh-century Celtic detective, Sister Fidelma, in "Like a Dog Returning..." solves a twenty-year-old murder. * Clayton Emery offers a new take on Robin Hood and Marian in "Plucking a Mandrake." * The soldier-turned-sleuthing-monk Brother Cadfael, from the unforgettable pen of Ellis Peters, turns over yet another new leaf in life after solving a crime for the crown. Travel back to a time when death was an intimate guest in homes from manor castles to peasants' cottages. Lift your candle and follow the sleuths of that world through torch-lit great halls to village churches as they solve mysteries of demises not intended by nature. MURDER MOST MEDIEVAL is sixth in the Murder Most series, which includes the other enthralling story collections Murder Most Celtic, Murder Most Confederate, Murder Most Feline, Murder Most Postal, and Murder Most Romantic.