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Figure of Hate Bernard Knight

Figure of Hate By Bernard Knight

Figure of Hate by Bernard Knight

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The ninth gripping medieval murder mystery featuring Crowner John, Devon's first county coroner.

Figure of Hate Summary

Figure of Hate by Bernard Knight

Exeter, 1195: at a local jousting day, there's a serious altercation between Hugh Peverel, lord of Sampford Peverel, near Tiverton, and a stranger by the name of Reginald de Charterai. Two nights later, Hugh's body is found in a barn, stabbed to death. Is de Charterai the killer? The county coroner, Sir John de Wolfe, soon finds plenty of other suspects for the murder of the universally hated Hugh Peverel. All three of his brothers had a motive: two for the succession and the third to steal Hugh's attractive young wife, Beatrice. It's no secret that Beatrice herself detested her adulterous husband, as does his mother-in-law, Adelina. Another suspect is Godwin Thatcher, a Saxon villager whose two sons were hanged for alleged deer poaching, being arbitrarily sentenced by Hugh at his manorial court. Then there's the manor reeve, Warin Fishacre, who harboured a deep grudge against his master for taking the virginity of his daughter Maud, just before her marriage. With so many suspects, Sir John is confronted with the most baffling case of his distinguished career.

About Bernard Knight

Professor Bernard Knight, CBE, became a Home Office Pathologist in 1965 and was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, in 1980. During his 40-year career with the Home Office, he performed over 25,000 autopsies, and was involved in many high profile cases, including that of Fred and Rose West, and the child killer, Mary Bell. The author of numerous popular and academic non-fiction books, he has written thirteen novels in the Crowner John mystery series. Professor Knight lives in Cardiff.

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Figure of Hate by Bernard Knight
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