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Product details

  • Audio CD: 11 pages
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks; Unabridged Audiobook 11CD edition (1 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471230317
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471230318
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 2.5 x 14.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,101,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"[An] intriguing mystery." -- "Library Journal" --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Bernard Knight, a former Home Office pathologist, is the author of the acclaimed Crowner John series. Former police officer Susanna Gregory's novels feature Matthew Bartholomew, a C14th Cambridge physician. Karen Maitland is the author of the Sunday Times bestselling C14th mysteries Company of Liars and The Owl Killers. Philip Gooden writes Shakespearean murder mysteries. Ian Morson is the author of the Oxford-based Falconer series. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Funny with different writers but perhaps that is also its backdrop not always logic. The longer passes against the shorter make you think about if different authors inspiration. Quite nice to read
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was an improvement on the last couple of books by the medieval murderers and i'll certainly buy the next one.It's about a play written in the 1100's by a monk that brings bad luck whenever it is performed.I miss micheal Jecks who no longer contributes to the stories but newcomer Karen Maitland is an acceptable replacement.
The basic idea of a book written in 5 parts by different authors has one weakness and it shows in "The First Murder".It can be spoiled if you don't like the writing style or characters of one of the sections and i don't happen to like the characters "Doll Pocket" and "Joe Malinferno" by Ian Morson.This apart it was aan enjoyable read.
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Format: Paperback
Poorly constructed, cardboard characters, predicable plot at every step. Among the most shoddily and carelessly (if at all) copy-edited books I have ever read: plodding style, anachronisms both in concept and in speech register, dreadful cliches at every turn, repetitions and plot holes.
Two stars for a few vaguely amusing incidents and for some snippets of historical information.
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Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This is cleverly written with an unusual historical twist and link in its series of investigations. An enjoyable read, was prompted by a selection left by my local library. Highly recommended.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Book was not in as good condition as I'd expected. An ex-library book, it had been well read and the spine was twisted. But fair enough for the money I suppose.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This series is written by most of my favourite Authors and others I have not read before - so very enjoyable
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Format: Kindle Edition
This is a ragbag of a book. Each of the authors has attempted a short story on a theme. Regrettably, the stories are banal and lack the twists and turns that make a good detective tale.

None of the authors gives a distinctive voice to any individual characters, and they remain entirely one dimensional. For example, one leading character who is close to term with her pregnancy, yet that aspect appears to have been forgotten. This particular story seems to have been a Western originally. It has been very badly transposed to the Middle Ages with a remorselessly evil 'black hat' toting a pair of crossbows. Really!

Other stories in this book are written with melodramatic flourishes that would be just the thing to entertain the reader who adores Barbara Cartland.

As the jacket says, this is the sort of thing one might pick up at an airport. It is initially distracting to fill a short spell of tedium but is not missed when it is left on the 'plane or the beach.
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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have read the entire series and thoroughly enjoy them
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