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on 23 April 2014
I picked up this book as a review copy but it has taken me a while to get round to reading it. I don't think I missed much.
Hugh is a surgeon and bailiff working in Oxfordshire. When a visitor to his lord dies overnight, Hugh's preliminary investigations indicate murder. The story revolves around an impoverished noble family and revenge for family who were dealt hard blows in poverty.
The background detail is very good and the glossary very useful but the problem is the story. It's engaging enough but just wraps up too neatly at the end and some clues were not finalised.
An amusing and short distraction but not a book to remember or relish.