Straw Men

By Paul Doherty

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"Medieval mystery fans have cause for rejoicing with the return of Brother Athelstan" Booklist on Bloodstone January, 1381.As guests of the Regent, John of Gaunt, Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston have been attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, Gaunt’s personal acting troupe, in St John’s Chapel in the Tower of London when the evening’s entertainment is rudely interrupted by sudden, violent death. Who would have the audacity to murder two of Gaunt’s VIP guests and the wherewithal to strategically position two severed heads on the stage without being noticed? The Regent orders Athelstan to find out. Could there really be a spy at the heart of the royal court? Could it be the work of the Upright Men, the band of rebels led by Wat Tyler? Could there be a connection with the mysterious female prisoner Gaunt has locked up in the Tower? Whose are the severed heads and what is their significance? Athelstan is about to tackle his most baffling case yet.

Subject: English & College Success -> English -> Fiction

Straw Men
Publisher: Severn House Publishers 3/1/13
Imprint: Severn House Digital
Language: English
Length: 224 pages

ISBN 10: 1780103638
ISBN 13: 9781780103631
Print ISBN: 9781780290379

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