If you enjoy a good old medieval mystery, then "Falconer's Judgement" (Falconer #2) by Ian Morson could be for you. I picked up the book after reading the fly jacket, and I have enjoyed every minute following Regent Master William Falconer solve the mystery. Although it starts off slowly and the names can initially be a bit confusing, the plot moves along at a slowly increasing pace making the book a relatively quick read. Morson does a very good job at capturing to atmosphere as I would imagine medieval Oxford, England would be. The characters are believable and developed nicely; the story line is cleverly crafted and well thought out.
The mystery is set in thirteenth-century Oxford; it is 1264 and Pope Alexander lies dying. Our protagonist, Regent Master Falconer, serves as a monk, a lecturer and teacher, an Aristotelian philosopher, and amateur sleuth. Sadly, as the Pope lies dying, the cardinals begin to position themselves for power in attempt to become the next pope. Meanwhile, back in England, a sinister murderer develops a dark and deadly scheme. The power struggle within the church hierarchy turns lethal in Oxford, when Cardinal Otho's (the Papal Legate) brother is killed by an assassin's arrow; the blame quickly falls upon a group of rioting students. Now Falconer must solve the mystery and find the murderer in order to save their lives, while sinister forces work against him. I will certainly seek out another adventure of Master Falconer soon; I guess perhaps I should try the first book?