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Lucifer's Harvest by Mel Starr
  

Lucifer's Harvest

Part of the The Chronicles of Hugh De Singleton, Surgeon Series
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An interesting short medieval mystery, where surgeon Hugh finds himself accompanying his Lord to battle in France during 1370. This is the ninth chronicle in the ‘Hugh de Singleton, surgeon’ series but can easily be read as a standalone. Hugh tells his own story and finds his investigative skills are absolutely vital during a siege. The author, Mel Starr brings the the day to day activity, during the siege and brutality of battle, to life around you whilst the glossary of terms comes in very handy too. The thoughts of Hugh are very much of the time and there is one particular point where his views and choice of words will jar in today's world, that aside, this is a captivating and readable little tale. ~ Liz Robinson

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Lucifer's Harvest by Mel Starr

King Charles of France has announced that he is confiscating Aquitaine, and Prince Edward has sent for knights and men at arms from England to assist him in opposing the French king. Lord Gilbert Talbot is required to provide five knights, twelve squires, and twenty archers and men at arms, and wishes his surgeon - Hugh de Singleton - to travel with the party, while Hugh's wife Kate will oversee the castle. Among the party will be Sir Simon Trillowe, Hugh's old nemesis and Kate's former suitor, who had once set fire to Hugh's house. After a brawl on the streets of Oxford Sir Simon had nearly lost an ear; Hugh had sewn it back on but it had healed crooked, and Simon blamed Hugh for the disfigurement. Finding himself in the same party, Hugh resolves not to turn his back on the knight - but it is Sir Simon who should not have turned his back.

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Another exciting page-turner by Mel Starr. Confronted by skulduggery in the Black Prince's camp, resolute surgeon Hugh de Singleton risks neck and soul to uncloak the villains. Starr beautifully depicts the sounds, sights and smells, as well as the emotions, of the medieval world in this welcome addition to his long-running series. -- Jill Dalladay, author of The Abbess of Whitby It's a bit of a cross between `Cadfael
and

`Midsomer Murders'. -- Paul Bootes


About the Author

Mel Starr

Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years, Since retiring he has focused on his highly successful novels. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th August 2016

Author

Mel Starr

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Author's Website

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Publisher

Lion Fiction an imprint of Lion Hudson Plc

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Historical Fiction
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781782641889

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