A serial killer haunts 15th-century Canterbury. Kathryn Swinbrooke is an independent practitioner of medicine, discovering the benefits of an apple-rich diet for teeth, and prescribing herbs and vinegar for almost every known malady. Canterbury's tourist trade, already jeopardized by the War of the Roses, is further imperilled by a spate of poisoned pilgrims, each corpse accompanied by the appearance of a line or two of rough verse, in style remarkably similar to Geoffrey Chaucer's soon-to-be famous work. Suspecting the murderer is a doctor, the Archbishop asks for Kathryn's help. In a fascinating hunt that pits her against the august town physicians, Kathryn is aided only by her wits, her foul-mouthed, warm-hearted servant Thomasina, and Colum Murtagh, a powerful Irish mercenary.a large porticoed entrance guarded by wooden gates. ... quickly opened by a porter who led them into a yard brightly lit by spluttering torches of pitch and tar fixed on iron brackets in the wall. ... Behind this rose a steep red brick wall, and evenanbsp;...
|Title||:||A A Shrine of Murders (Kathryn Swinbrooke 1)|
|Publisher||:||Hachette UK - 2013-06-06|