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Master Hugh, Kate, and their children attend the Midsummer’s Eve fire. Early next morning, Hugh hears the passing bell ring from the Church of St. Beornwald and moments later is summoned. Tenants collecting the ashes to spread upon their fields have found burned bones.

Master Hugh learns of several men of Bampton and nearby villages who have gone missing recently. Most are soon found, some alive, some dead. Master Hugh eventually learns that the bones are those of a bailiff from a nearby manor. Someone has slain him and placed his body in the fire to destroy evidence of murder. Bailiffs are not popular men; they dictate labor service, collect rents, and enforce other obligations. Has this bailiff died at the hand of some angry tenant? Hugh soon discovers this is not the case. There is quite another reason for murder....

©2015 Mel Starr (P)2020 Blackstone Publishing

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Loved the narration to the diction of the time story was set. Overall a good story .

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Smashing

I Loved the whole series, it is a pity the storey teller changed half way through

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Great Tale

Once again a really good story line, love the era in which it takes place and is very nicely narrated.

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  • 11-07-2021

Compulsive Bedtime Listening

Nothing happens at any pace in these novels which is why I listen before going to sleep, however, it is the simplicity of these stories which I enjoy most of all.

The narrator is good but, let's face it, he's no Crossley. Lack of variation in characters voices is confusing but, again, due to the simplistic nature of the stories, it's overcome easily enough.

They're almost like 'Children's Books' but not, paradoxically.

Simple, easy listening. Nothing spectacular but pleasant.

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