Crowner's Quest (Crowner John Mystery, Book 3) by Bernard Knight
By Bernard Knight
A Crowner John medieval secret set in twelfth century Devon, England
Christmas Eve, 1194. Sir John de Wolfe gratefully escapes his spouse Matilda's occasion to envision the physique of a canon who has been discovered hanged. Suicide is suspected, however it is quickly obvious there's extra to this situation than meets the attention. As continuously, John's investigations are hampered by way of his brother-in-law, Sheriff Richard de Revelle. but if an area lord is killed, John starts off to suspect the situations are associated and that Sir Richard's purposes for delaying the research should be extra severe than his traditional acts of petty vengeance. Desperately attempting to deflect Sir Richard's plots opposed to him, John is quickly at loggerheads with Matilda or even his mistress Nesta. yet as he digs deeper, he uncovers a dangerous conspiracy that can price him excess of the ladies in his existence ...
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I drowsed off, and when I woke up, the guy was standing right in front of me! " "It may be a ruse to get us out of the house," Frank said. He and Joe hastily pulled on their parkas and boots. " Rushing outside, the Hardys quickly spotted the intruder's tracks - clear bootprints in the thin layer of fresh snow that had fallen during the night. They followed the trail down the wooded slope. " Joe exclaimed as they reached the shore. Pressing forward, the Hardy boys strained their eyes to peer through the grey dawn mist, but it was not light enough for them to see the fugitive.
Say, have you asked Pete Hagen? " Frank thanked the man and sailed the Seagull in that direction. The boys found Hagan fishing through the ice just beyond his home. He had seen no boy of Johnny's description. As the four companions glided away, Joe said, "This is discouraging. " Frank worked skilfully to keep the vessel close to shore while Biff scanned the woods with his binoculars. "No one's in there," he reported. "Let's hike up that hill," Joe finally suggested, pointing to a section where pine trees grew down to the shoreline of the inlet.
Chet gave a groan. "Good grief! Don't tell me we have to go out and beat the bushes again. " "Guess we all are," Frank said with a wry grin. "But I agree with Joe. " "Check! We sure don't want that creep coming back in the middle of the night to play any dirty tricks on us," Biff pointed out. Chet's plump, ruddy cheeks turned a shade paler at the prospect of another night of ghostly episodes. "Okay, okay," he said hastily. " Pulling on their heavy jackets again, the boys went outdoors to make a thorough search.