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The Tinners Corpse (Crowner John Mystery #5) Bernard Knight

The Tinners Corpse (Crowner John Mystery #5)

Bernard Knight

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ISBN : 9780684860695
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352 pages
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When coroner Sir John de Wolfe is summoned to the bleak Devonshire moors to investigate the murder of a tin miner, he has little idea how difficult this new investigation will prove to be. The victim worked for Devons most powerful and successfulMoreWhen coroner Sir John de Wolfe is summoned to the bleak Devonshire moors to investigate the murder of a tin miner, he has little idea how difficult this new investigation will prove to be. The victim worked for Devons most powerful and successful mine owner, Walter Knapman. There seems to be only one possible motive--to sabotage Walters business. But the tinners have their own laws, and they are none too pleased at Crowner Johns interference. And then Walter Knapman disappears. A decapitated body, a missing tinner, a disgruntled band of miners, and a mad Saxon intent on destroying all things Norman. And how on earth can Crowner John put his mind to all this when his wife hates him, his mistress has spurned him for a younger man, and his clerk is in the grip of suicidal despair. Only Gwyn, Crowner Johns right-hand man, seems to be of any help--until hes arrested for murder and put on trial for his life.Medieval England is powerfully evoked in these gritty forensic investigations, with Sir John de Wolfe, Devons first county coroner, at the heart of each riveting tale. Bernard Knight, CBE, is Professor of Pathology at the University of Wales College of Medicine. During his distinguished forty-year career as a coroner, he was involved in many of Britains major criminal cases.