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Fear in the Forest - Bernard KnightAuthentic in every detail (557 words)
by darren55 - written on 08/02/10 (Very useful, 31 readings)
in the Forest is the seventh book in the Crowner John series of murder mysteries set in 12th Century Devon (Exeter - mainly). The books are written by former pathologist Bernard Knight who was head pathologist for 40 years and therefore has countless experience of autopsies and crime detail. The novel looks at the centuries old forest laws which though termed Forest actually covered any piece of land owned by the crown. The land is regulated by the foresters who through Draconian actions squeezed as much money out of the land as possible. One day a vergerer is killed whilst riding a horse, a vergerer supposedly regulates the foresters and it s soon clear that the ...
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 ...