Crowner Royal

Crowner Royal #2019

Crowner Royal London At the command of Richard the Lionheart Sir John de Wolfe has left his beloved West Country for the Palace of Westminster where he has been appointed Coroner of the Verge But with the k
  • Title: Crowner Royal
  • Author: Bernard Knight
  • ISBN: 9781847372970
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Hardcover
  • London, 1196 At the command of Richard the Lionheart, Sir John de Wolfe has left his beloved West Country for the Palace of Westminster, where he has been appointed Coroner of the Verge But with the king overseas, embroiled in a costly war against King Philip of France, Sir John is dismayed to discover that the English court is a hotbed of greed, corruption and petty in London, 1196 At the command of Richard the Lionheart, Sir John de Wolfe has left his beloved West Country for the Palace of Westminster, where he has been appointed Coroner of the Verge But with the king overseas, embroiled in a costly war against King Philip of France, Sir John is dismayed to discover that the English court is a hotbed of greed, corruption and petty in fighting The murder of one of the palace clerks, stabbed in broad daylight and thrown into the River Thames, leads John to suspect that there s a conspiracy underway to overthrow King Richard And with the visit of the dowager Queen Eleanor fast approaching, the new Coroner must risk his life to prove his suspicions are right, root out the traitors within and prevent a national catastrophe.
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    Description London, 1196 At the command of Richard the Lionheart, Sir John de Wolfe has left his beloved West Country for the Palace of Westminster, where he has been appointed Coroner of the Verge But with the king overseas, embroiled in a costly war against King Philip of France, Sir John is dismayed to discover that the English court is a hotbed of greed, corruption and petty in fighting.The murder of one of the palace clerks, stabbed in broad daylight and thrown into the River Thames, leads [...]

    I like this series but, like John, his officer and his scribe, I prefer Devon to London for the setting.In the description of the journey of Queen Eleanor, I could see Bernard Knight as an earlyday Dimbleby.

    I found this book to be a rather ho hum detective story set in jolly old England I don t think I will be reading anything else by this author.

    This is the thirteenth novel in the Crowner John series, where a medieval detective gets the nasty job of determining the various whodunit s that all seem to happen at the same time This one has a little bit of everything in it, from the main character brooding about women troubles to him avidly supporting his absent King There are bodies floating in rivers, lying face down in marshes, missing suspects, and the very important English treasure trove has been looted as well.Before one mystery even [...]

    Crowner John has moved from the Devon west country where he was the Coroner for the county of Devon, but now at the behest of his king has become Coroner of the Verge, dealing with cases within a 12 mile radius of the King s Court, wherever it might be He s homesick as is his assistant Gwyn and bored, as there seems to be very little activity and when a dead body or two do show up, his jurisdiction is questioned at every turn by the local sheriff I wasn t as fond of this book as previous ones in [...]

    c2012 Westminster, spy, jewels, monks, conspiracy Once again, the synopsis did not really do the book any justice at all I am not a lover of conspiracy stories of any age but sadly this is such a common plot device that I can t seem to get away with it At least in this book there is no plot revolving around danger to a loved one It is a trip through medieval England and you are immersed in the sounds, smells, food, clothing and general routine which removes the focus from the plot which, I have [...]

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook, but gave it three stars because Mr Knight was a bit long winded about his enlightenment of the history of Richard the Lionheart This was a bit taxing at times, but overall interesting The narrator with his accent landed ideally to the authenticity of the story.Once the story took off, I was captivated and really caught up with the investigation I found myself being as frustrated as the main character as his investigation kept running into brick walls But wh [...]

    yeah I have just one to read and then I am done giving this series a chance If I had to describe the action, I would say it goes over old ground again and again, is full of introductions and explanations of who is who and what is what and on and on It is a very detached narrative as if a boring teacher is trying to explain history to a lesser being I ve only read two of these and have had to read explanations of how many mistresses John had over the years Yeah Well, on to the last attempt to fi [...]

    Rubbish clunky and stilted, I could never forget that it was a book someone had written it and I was reading it I never immersed.Now it might have taken off after a few pages than the twenty or so I managed, but there are too many books out there that I want to read to waste any time on it.

    Excellent medieval masterpiece, only one criticism, he occasionally forgets the names of his lesser characters e.g in the last book, Avice was named as Gwyn s wife in this one he called her Martha even though it s obviously the same character ,also Rufus the castle s monk is sometimes called Ralph.

    Nowhere near as interesting as others by Bernard Knight There was too much description of John de Wolfe s life in Westminster no wonder he wanted to get back to Exeter as quickly as possible The murderous action was a long time coming

    Whodunnit set in eleventh century England Apart from getting an idea about early London and its surrounding, not much to be gained Painfully slow, the mystery part is quite weak and not a good read.

    might have worked better is I was reading it versus listening It moved at the pace of the middle agesd that is hard for me Lots of seemingly accurate period detaildid not finish.

    Seemed like this was written to display a panoply of background information about the period Interesting but story developed very slowly as a result.

    A great book and seriesI started immediately on the next one and then have a few priors to read My favorite series of all times

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