The Nightingale Gallery : Being the First of the Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan Paperback
by Paul Doherty
In 1376, the famed Black Prince died of a terrible rotting sickness, closely followed by his father, King Edward III.
The crown of England is left in the hands of a mere boy, the future Richard II, and the great nobles gather like hungry wolves round the empty throne.
A terrible power struggle threatens the country, and one of London's powerful merchant princes is foully murdered within a few days of the old king's death.
Coroner Sir John Cranston and Dominican monk Brother Athelstan are ordered to investigate.
As others associated with Springall are found dead, Cranston and Athelstan are drawn ever deeper into a dark web of intrigue...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages, map
- Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 05/03/1992
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780747237259
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Review by fyoder
Mediocre medieval murder mystery with characters that lack depth. One is attracted to the genre by the likes of Ellis Peters, sadly only to discover that most of it is like this. If you're looking for something to restore your faith, this isn't it.