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Fear in the Forest By Bernard Knight

Fear in the Forest

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The seventh medieval murder mystery featuring Devon's first county coroner, Crowner John. During the 12th century, much of Devon lies under the iron rule of the Royal Forest laws. When two Royal Forest officers are murdered, Sir John de Wolfe embarks upon another complex investigation.
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Fear in the Forest by Bernard Knight

The seventh gripping medieval murder mystery featuring Crowner John, Devon's first county coroner. C12th Devon. Much of the country lies under the iron rule of the Royal Forest laws, with all hunting reserved to the King. The penalty for killing a deer on the King's land is mutilation or death. These harsh laws are rigorously upheld by the King's foresters, notorious for their greed and corruption. June 1195. A tall, brown mare gallops into the sleepy village of Sigford, its rider dragged by the stirrup, the broken shaft of an arrow protruding from his back. The embroidered badge on the dead man's tunic identifies him as a senior officer of the Royal Forest. But, with plenty of money still in the victim's purse, the motive for the murder is a mystery. When a second forest officer is violently attacked, Sir John de Wolfe begins to uncover evidence of a sinister conspiracy. And why is his unscrupulous brother-in-law, the sheriff Sir Richard de Revelle, taking such an interest in the case?

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About Bernard Knight


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 (he examined all twelve bodies that were recovered) and the child killer, Mary Bell. The author of ten novels, a biography and numerous popular and academic non-fiction books, he has written six books in the Crowner John mystrey series.

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GOR003198434
Fear in the Forest by Bernard Knight
Bernard Knight
A Crowner John Mystery
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Simon & Schuster Ltd
2003-04-01
364
0743231082
9780743231084
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