By Paul Doherty
February, 1381. London lies frozen within the grip of 1 of the bitterest winters on list. The ever-rising taxes demanded through the Regent, John of Gaunt, are inflicting expanding resentment one of the city’s terrible. while the seething unrest boils over right into a bloody bloodbath at a fabulous Southwark tavern, The Candle Flame, during which 9 humans, together with Gaunt’s tax creditors, their army escort and the prostitutes interesting them, are brutally murdered, the livid Regent orders Brother Athelstan to unravel the matter.
For not just has Gaunt’s treasure trove been stolen, he has cause to think a French secret agent is energetic alongside the Thames, rigorously recording for his masters within the Louvre the nation of English warfare cogs. and a pro murderer, Beowulf, who has sworn vengeance opposed to Gaunt and his minions, additionally stalks the shadows. once more, Athelstan needs to input the murky international of homicide, the place the darkness consistently shifts and nobody is who or what they seem.
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Candle Flame: A novel of Mediaeval London featuring Brother Athelstan (A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery Book 13) by Paul Doherty