Devil's Monk : A 19th Century British Mystery Hardback
by Sara Fraser
Part of the A Thomas Potts Historical Mystery series
An intriguing 19th Century historical mystery. July, 1829. When a female corpse, dressed in male clothing, is discovered lying in a haystack in the Worcestershire countryside, rumour and superstition abound.
For the sighting of a man in white robes fleeing from the scene leads to suspicion that the 'Devil's Monk' is responsible for the crime.
According to local legend, this vengeful apparition appears at intervals to molest and kill.
Constable Thomas Potts is dismissive of the rumours - but without knowing the victim's identity, he'll need the devil's own luck to catch her killer. And when a second body turns up, Potts is under pressure to track down the murderer before hysteria engulfs the town.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/04/2015
- Category: Historical mysteries
- ISBN: 9780727885029
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Review by druidgirl
Thomas Potts investigates the death and mutilation of a woman found on a haystack,by a vagrant, she was wearing men's clothes with no identification. He is told that the Devil's Monk killed her and when more deaths occur he must find the culprit and he also must endure his wife leaving him.I received this book in exchange for an honest review.