The King's Corrodian

The King's Corrodian #2020

The King s Corrodian The tenth story in the popular Gil Cunningham series set in medieval Glasgow The tale seems very improbable Gil Cunningham said How should the Devil enter a religious house and carry off one of its m
  • Title: The King's Corrodian
  • Author: Pat McIntosh
  • ISBN: 9781616953393
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The tenth story in the popular Gil Cunningham series set in medieval Glasgow.The tale seems very improbable, Gil Cunningham said How should the Devil enter a religious house and carry off one of its members How indeed But Arnold Fleming, the widely dislike pensioner, or corrodian, lodged in the Dominican s house in Perth, has vanished from a chamber, and a local knighThe tenth story in the popular Gil Cunningham series set in medieval Glasgow.The tale seems very improbable, Gil Cunningham said How should the Devil enter a religious house and carry off one of its members How indeed But Arnold Fleming, the widely dislike pensioner, or corrodian, lodged in the Dominican s house in Perth, has vanished from a chamber, and a local knight and his mistress claim to have seen the Devil abroad that very same night Three of the friars are accused by their fellows of involvement, documents found in Fleming s lodgings suggest he was blackmailing somebody, and when Gil is called in to investigate, he reveals theft, ancient murder and recent secrets.Then a body turns up then a second one Are these deaths connected to Fleming s disappearance, or to the victim of his blackmailing activities Gil s questioning uncovers some of the truth, but it is Alys who discovers the answer, with the help of the Dominicans redoubtable lay brothers and the priory kitchens.
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    The never predictable Pat McIntosh does it again, with a cracking Gil Cunningham Alys Mason mystery with science religion daily life of Medieval early modern Scotland all worked into the lovely plot This time they travel to a Dominican Priory where a wealthy man has disappeared perhaps taken by the devil But mystery soon arrives upon mystery when the infirmary is burned down and a novice who s confessed to the disappearance goes with it Not as much of the secondary characters as usual, but they [...]

    This was a very satisfying book, and I will hope there may be others to come Gil and Alys are easy to take to your heart and their fates become important to readers of this series I am so glad I happened on these books at the library I bought a few of them in kindle format including these last two as they are not owned by the library yet The books have murder and mercy and ignorance and wisdom, conflict and resolution, religion and wickedness and all in a setting and time not written about much [...]

    Somehow I skipped this and read the most recent one by mistake, remedied that now Luckily this is a self contained story, without any major character arc updates.This is set in medieval Perth, and by coincidence, I was IN Perth today, AND there was a medieval market on SpookyGil has been called to solve the mysterious disappearance of the titular character from the Dominican Priory, witchcraft and the Devil are panicking the town, as neighbours saw Auld Nick rising from his little house spiritin [...]

    Another wonderful Gil Cunningham mystery I loved the fact that Alys did major research during this one, and she solved one part of the mystery I love this series I love the setting late medieval Scotland and the author s skill in giving us stories that are historically authentic stories that veer neither into pedantry nor unintelligible obscurity She does assume a basic grasp of the political situation in Scotland in the 1490 s I know about that that most American readers will, but it s easy en [...]

    Gil and Alys are in Perth and have several mysteries to solve Can hardly wait for the next book, the characters and their story is as important as the mystery plus all the wonderful history and detail about Scotland.

    Pat McIntosh is a huge favorite of mine and I got this as a birthday book.ghI had too many reviews for new book later I ever so happily finished last night Love Gil Cunningham so much and this eraShortly after this period my own Cunninghams moved into Ireland as overseers.My Cunningham cousins are in Tipperary by 1700.It was possibly the best of the series, but then I think I always say that Medieval is my favorite period and Scotland and Ireland the very tops I love the parts written in Scots a [...]

    Good read Nice addition to series.Giving it only a 4 because it s somewhat disjointed in places and many of the characters are inadequately introduced, making them sometimes difficult to place in the overall story However there are several delightfully realized characters, the story moves along briskly, and the mystery keeps the brain cells hopping Would definitely recommend to an aficionado of the genre.

    I loved this book It puts what we think of as a modern issue and shows its roots in the past Science and logic are not realms of today and the roll of women, though different where not always as limited as we think McIntosh really makes the 15th century real and shows how people lived within it The mystery is good and the plot tight This series just keeps getting better and better.

    Gil is called upon to investigate a mysterious death in a friary More deaths soon occur and it takes all his knowledge and some assistance from his wife Alys to discover the truth As enjoyable as always.

    This continues to be a great series I found it a bit hard keeping all the friars straight, but the entwined and or separate deaths I won t give anything away makes this a challenge for Gil and Alys, but together they uncover the various threads to see the bigger picture.

    I love these Always a good read, and the use of an admittedly later Scots to separate vernacular from Latin dialogue adds a nice atmosphere McIntosh shows that the modern belief that your detectives have to be really miserable to be engaging is not necessarily true.

    I have enjoyed all the books in this mystery series The characters are well developed I really like the setting and the unusual words Is everything completely accurate to the time period Probably not, but I greatly enjoy the books anyway.

    A cracking good mysteryThe last in the series I have read and I had difficulty putting it down to go to bed The excitement mounts as the husband and wife team and their associates work out seemingly impossible clues It would make a great tv series.

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