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The Sanctuary Seeker (Crowner John Mystery) [Mass Market Paperback]

Bernard Knight
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5 April 2004 Crowner John Mystery (Book 1)
November, 1194. Appointed by Richard the Lionheart as the first coroner for the county of Devon, Sir John de Wolfe, an ex-Crusader, rides out to the lonely moorland village of Widecombe to hold an inquest on an unidentified body. On his return to Exeter, the coroner is incense to find that his own brother-in-law, Sheriff Richard de Revelle, is intent on thwarting the murder investigation, particularly when it emerges that the dead man is a Crusader and a member of one of Devon's finest and most honourable families.

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  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; New edition edition (5 April 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743492056
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743492058
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 11.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 183,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cardiff-based Professor Knight, CBE, became a Home Office pathologist in 1965. During his 40-year career, he performed over 25,000 autopsies and was involved in many high-profile cases. The author of numerous non-fiction books, he has written fourteen novels in the Crowner John mystery series. Visit www.bernardknight.homestead.com

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Professor Bernard Knight, CBE, became a Home Office Pathologist in 1965 and was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, in 1980. During his 40-year career with the Home Office, he performed over 25,000 autopsies, and was involved in many high profile cases, including that of Fred and Rose West, and the child killer, Mary Bell. The author of numerous popular and academic non-fiction books, he has written thirteen novels in the Crowner John mystery series. Professor Knight lives in Cardiff.

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5.0 out of 5 stars First In The Crowner John Series 13 Dec 2006
By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER
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Bernard Knight, or to give him his correct title, Professor Bernard Knight, CBE, was a pathologist to the Home office until 1980 when he was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Wales College of medicine, 1980. He has written the extremely successful Crowner John series of medieval mysteries, of which there are now ten or eleven books, His character Crowner John is certainly among my favourite characters in medieval mysteries. The books are set in 12th century Devon where Crowner (coroner) John has just been appointed to his new post. His office is quickly called in when an unidentified body is found in the village of Widecome. However he soon finds that there is a large stumbling block in his way, the corrupt Richard de Revelle, who is not only the sheriff, but also Sir John's brother.-in-law. On the surface, for the sake of his wife, Sir John de Wolfe attempts to keep up a working relationship with his brother-in-law, but secretly he regards the sheriff with distaste. A staunch supporter of Richard the Lionheart, he has no time for Sir Richard who is siding with Prince John while Richard is away.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Murder in the 12th century 7 Jan 2010
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I'm a fan of roman and medieval history, and where i usually go for the more faster paced and action/adventure themed novels of Simon Scarrow and Bernard Cornwell, i decided to give this series a try and i'm glad i did. The historical detail and realism is excellent, and you can really feel the squalor of medieval devon as the newly appointed crowner John de Wolfe investigates a double murder in the villages of dartmoor. The actual murder storyline could have had a bit more mystery, and there could have been a bit more investigation but still a well done whodunnit and there is some action for all the Scarrow/Cornwell fans to enjoy. The only real downside is that there are some odd errors in the book and reading reviews also in others in the series. For example one chapter was entitled "In Which The Crowner Disputes With The Sherriff" but in the chapter he did no such thing, he disputed with his wife ABOUT the sherriff, the sherriff did not even appear!! Overall though a good introduction to the series and i will certainly give Crowner John another try.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Crowner John 18 May 2009
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This book series is excellent, a good read with historical content to boot. Very easy to imagine what the writer is describing.
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Waiting to read this book. Have read others of his, and they are fantastic. He tends to weave reality into fiction.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bernard Knight Crowner John series 30 Sep 2011
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Superb story telling. The Crowner John series is indeed a national treasure. I have now read the entire series and hope there is more to come. I must look at other publications by Bernard Knight
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 7 July 2014
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Exactly as described :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars loved the story 2 Jun 2014
By mr jam
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This was a different kind of story and thoroughly enjoyable would recommend this to my friends who like the same story lines.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK 22 April 2014
By Sue
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My first Crowner John book, and I won't be rushing back for the next one. I'm a fan of historical/medieval murder mysteries so I was hopeful that I'd found a new series to read, but it all felt a bit like hard work. I didn't really warm to any of the characters, and it could've done with some light relief, to alleviate the grimness of everyone's life and relationships. The actual mystery was good enough, but I just didn't care about the characters. Maybe this comes with reading more books in the series, but I personally prefer Susanna Gregory and Candace Robb.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
It's always fun to read a mystery which is set in an unfamiliar environment. (I like Judge Dee for the same reason).
Published 5 months ago by Lasse Enersen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
This is yet another great book by Bernard Knight. It is interesting, enthralling, and just makes me want to read more and more of his work. Read more
Published 6 months ago by SD
3.0 out of 5 stars Historical who dunnit- very average
This is an average who dunnit. I read 75 pages waiting for action and it felt very slow at times. The characters weren't as engaging as they could have been and the plot was pretty... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Caroline Bentley-Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars GOOD SERIES
Crowner John Series are set in the time of King Richard and are possibly the first Official Coroners Court in England. They are books which are easy to read and enjoy. Read more
Published 8 months ago by A. W. Pattinson
5.0 out of 5 stars Medevil Mystery
I bought this book on a review by someone in the Readers Digest and was pleased I did. One of the first books about Coroners in England, written very well and keeps your attention... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Cher
5.0 out of 5 stars The Sanctuary Seeker
It was an exciting story, fiction, but gave a good description of Medaeval times. I enjoyed it immensely. Read it far too quickly
Published 11 months ago by Sheila Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars The first title in a distinguished and highly entertaining series.
Bernard Knight created his character, Sir John de Wolfe, the Devon County Coroner, and his two assistants, Gwyn of Polruan and the unfrocked priest, Thomas de Peyne, in this first... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Hywel James
4.0 out of 5 stars A marvellous start!
I was really impressed with this! I've read a few historical fiction books in the past that I've always found to be off the mark, usually because they bend history too much. Read more
Published 14 months ago by spalanzane
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