After their grueling journeys to Galicia and Scilly, Simon Puttock and Baldwin Furnshill are at last back on the English mainland, dumped unceremoniously when their shipmaster partakes of his intoxicating cargo and almost sinks the ship Eager to get home, Baldwin and Simon set off on horseback, but they only get as far as Cardinham Castle on Bodmin Moor Here, they are deAfter their grueling journeys to Galicia and Scilly, Simon Puttock and Baldwin Furnshill are at last back on the English mainland, dumped unceremoniously when their shipmaster partakes of his intoxicating cargo and almost sinks the ship Eager to get home, Baldwin and Simon set off on horseback, but they only get as far as Cardinham Castle on Bodmin Moor Here, they are detained by the castellan who requires their help in solving two murders on the estate The first victim is a widow, found dead with her two children The second is the miller, who has recently been discovered embezzling castle money taken in tolls As Baldwin and Simon begin a double investigation, they must delve deep into village friendships and family loyalties to find Cardinham s evil killer.
The Tolls of Death After their grueling journeys to Galicia and Scilly Simon Puttock and Baldwin Furnshill are at last back on the English mainland dumped unceremoniously when their shipmaster partakes of his intoxica
A great historical mystery taking place in 1327 in the Cornish village of Cardinham Bailiff Simon Puttock and Keeper of the King s Peace, Sir Baldwin Furnshill, find themselves assisting Sir Jules, the Coroner with several deaths The first, Athelina and her two boys were found in their little rented cottage An inquest is started Then the miller and his infant son die Soon the investigators find themselves with their hands full as deaths are discovered Are these deaths related Which are suspicio [...]
Another great book
A complex and rewarding historical mystery Full review at classicmystery.wordpress
This book I always think of as the last in a trilogy of travelling tales The first was Templar s Penance , the second was Outlaws of Ennor , and this was the return journey for the friends They have been forced to land in Cornwall and continue their journey on foot, which, since I am a terrible sailor, I can quite understand But at the little village of Cardinham and all about on Bodmin Moor, they discover a particularly unpleasant murder.I still remember the research for this book It was the fi [...]
The I read this mystery series, the I enjoy it Still on their way home from their pilgramage, they decide to go the rest of the way home on horseback Of course, they get just a few days into their journey when they come upon a small vill Spending the night, they waken to find out 3 deaths have occured Given their penchant for solving crimes thoroughly and fairly, they are caught up once again in the mystery, which ends up with several murders before the cases are solved.
Really enjoyed this one Fast moving plot with twists and turns everywhere I ve enjoyed reading how the law of the time was It is distubing how peasants lives really seemed to have little value to the ruling class Not that we re much evolved today, but it s an eye opener to the cruelties we inflict upon one another.
Meh I kept wanting to put this down, but I couldn t because it was just tantalizing enough to keep stringing me along It keeps moving along pretty well, but the resolution while delightfully surprising was hardly plausible so it felt a little hollow Not bad, but probably wouldn t recommend it too highly.
Certainly well done by this author It kept me guessing until the end and then surprised.
The detail in these medieval mysteries is so good you could almost believe the author has paid a visit or lived in the 14th century.Excellent who done it guessing to the last chapter.
Another satisfying medieval murder mystery from Michael Jecks He just never disappoints