"An intriguing new Brother Athelstan historical mystery - "December, 1380." When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King s coroner to investigate.
For Sir Robert had in his possession a priceless relic, a sacred bloodstone, which has now disappeared.
Did Sir Robert die of natural causes or was he murdered?
Athelstan is sceptical of rumours of a curse hanging over Sir Robert, but when it is discovered that a second old soldier has been gruesomely slain on the same night, the rumours no longer seem so far-fetched ..."