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Book Title: The Sanctuary Seeker|
The author of the book: Bernard Knight
Date of issue: February 1st 2014
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.19 MB
Edition: Severn House Digital
Read full description of the books The Sanctuary Seeker:In 1194 in the county of Devon, England, Sir John de Wolfe has just been appointed to the new position of coroner by King Richard the Lionheart. When a body is discovered in the village of Widecombe, Sir John, is called in to solve the mystery of the death, with the help of his man Gyn and the new coroners clerk, defrocked priest Thomas, despite the maneuverings of his brother-in-law Sheriff Richard de Revelle.
I am not used to reading stories where I don’t like the main character. He was such a rude, abrupt, unlikeable fellow. He hates his wife and she hates him, he fights with his brother-in-law all the time and he treats his new clerk abominably. Somehow, because of all this or despite of it or I don’t know why, he makes one of the best characters I’ve read. He feels authentic to the era and time, where women weren’t always treated well and most people were not open-minded or liberal. The life was rough and short and he embodies it well.
The mystery was good, the story was better and the characters were the best. Well worth the read.
Read information about the authorAka Bernard Picton.
Professor Bernard Knight, CBE, (born 1931) became a Home Office pathologist in 1965 and was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, in 1980. He has been writing since before 1963, when his first crime novel was published. Since then, he has written about thirty books, including contemporary crime fiction, historical novels about Wales, biography, non-fiction popular works on forensic medicine, twelve medico-legal textbooks and the Crowner John Mysteries series of 12th-century historical mysteries.
In addition, he has written scripts for radio and television dramas and documentaries, including the forensic series The Expert starring Marius Goring, in the 1970s. He has contributed to many other textbooks and has edited several medical journals - he was Managing Editor of Elsevier's Forensic Science International, the leading international publication in the field.
Currently, he is a founder member of The Medieval Murderers, a select group of historical crime-writers within the Crime Writers' Association, who give presentations at literary festivals, libraries and bookshops, to promote their work amongst the public. He is also one of the non-fiction judges for the annual 'Dagger' Awards of the Crime Writers' Association and a regular reviewer of crime books for the Internet site Tangled Web.
He was born and lives in Cardiff and as well as being a doctor, he qualified as a barrister and was awarded the CBE in 1993 for services to forensic medicine. In the 1950s, he served as a Regular Army medical officer in Malaya during the terrorist campaign, in a military hospital which he compares with 'MASH'.
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