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1.01.2014

Rest Not in Peace ~ Review

Rest Not in Peace
The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon #6
By Mel Starr

In Rest Not in Peace, Master Hugh is stymied when Sir Henry Burley is found dead.  Was it the sleeping potion he prescribed? Or something more sinister at work?

Rest Not in Peace will keep you guessing until the very end as to the guilty party.  Was it Sir Henry's dissatisfied second wife, his daughter, one of his knights, or the squires?  Every clue Master Hugh finds just creates more questions - at least in his view.

Adding to his investigation are the circumstances surrounding Sir Henry's visit to Lord Gilbert and Bampton Castle.  Why had Sir Henry outstayed his welcome and was the murderer one of Bampton Castle's own?

If you like medieval historical fiction and a fan of murder mysteries you won't be disappointed in Rest Not in Peace. Take a trip to 1368 England and have a cup of tea as you settle in for an ingenious and perplexing English murder.  Join Master Hugh as he calls upon his skills and knowledge as both a surgeon and a bailiff to solve a murder for which there is no apparent cause.  Can a healthy man's death be attributed to a harmless sleeping potion?  Hugh de Singleton is determined to discover the truth even as something more sinister returns to Bampton and to England.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher Lion Fiction and Kregel Blog Tours in exchange for my honest review.


About the Book:
Master Hugh, surgeon and bailiff, is asked to provide a sleeping potion for Sir Henry Burley, a friend and guest of Lord Gilbert at Bampton Castle. Sir Henry--with his current wife, a daughter by a first wife, two knights, two squires, and assorted servants--has outstayed his welcome at Bampton.
The next morning, Sir Henry is found dead, eyes open, in his bed. Master Hugh, despite shrill accusations from the grieving widow, is asked by Lord Gilbert to determine the cause of death . . . which had nothing to do with the potion.
The sixth tale following Hugh de Singleton, Rest Not in Peace is sure to find its place among fans of detective and medieval historical fiction.