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The Noble Outlaw - Bernard KnightTop class historical fiction (727 words)
by darren55 - written on 02/02/10 (Very useful, 113 readings)
The Noble Outlaw is a murder mystery novel written by Bernard Knight about the coroner for Exeter in the late 12th century. The Author Bernard Knight is a former Home office pathologist and Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Wales. He retired in 2000 and after performing over 25000 autopsies decided to use his knowledge of autopsy and crime with his love of the early Norman period of English history. He is a member of the medieval murderers series and has written about a coroner in and around the city of Exeter in the late 12th century. Setting The book and indeed books in the series are about the coroner of Exeter called Crowner John, his full name ...
Crowner Royal - Bernard KnightStandard medieval murder mystery fare (387 words)
by darren55 - written on 01/11/09 (Very useful, 40 readings)
Crowner Royal is the twelth novel in the Crowner john series written by Bernard Knight. The books are centred on a coroner of the crown a character called Crowner John De Wolfe, Sir John is a complex slightly mordulant character who through his work has progressed up to the position of Coroner Royal for the court of Richard the First. This is in truth a standard medieval murder mystery book, the book starts with Sir John being given the position of Crowner Royal which means that any crime which occurs within 12 miles of King Richards court. There is then a murder of a priest and the book starts, the murder is of course unsolveable at first and for a while the novel moves ...
The Grim Reaper - Bernard KnightGrim Fandango (741 words)
by samueltyler - written on 16/12/08 (Very useful, 122 readings)
that it can t just be anyone, but must be amongst the most trusted of people around. Another area that worked in Grim is the setting as Bernard Knight describes it. It s clear that he is very knowledgeable on the subject to the point that he uses real street names for his story. Knight paints a vivid and dirty picture of Norman times that feels very real. Our hero is himself a slightly pious and unforgiving man who cheats on his bland wife. However, this is completely in keeping with the era and when you see what the other people in the city are doing de Wolfe comes across as almost saintly! This down and dirty history is always my favourite type, e.g. TVs Rome ...