Author(s): Lear, Rosie,
Date of Publication: 16/10/2018,
Pagination: 164 pages,
Series: Matthias Barton,
Imprint: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd,
Published By: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd,
Book Classification: Crime & mystery, Thriller / suspense, Historical fiction
When an injured man appears at the home of Sir Tobias, Coroner of Dorset, claiming to have devastating news of his son-in-law, he is compelled to investigate for the sake of his daughter and grandson. Matthias Barton is drawn into the investigation and travels to Calais to seek answers. Here he and William, squire to Sir Tobias,discovers a sinister organisation designed to weaken the English soldiers in their failing battle against the French.
Meanwhile in Sherborne, the unrest grows stronger and the fire in the Abbey reveals a most gruesome discovery. Matthias must gather his wits about him to help unravel this strange affair. This is the second in the series of medieval mysteries featuring the young schoolmaster Matthias Barton, set against the history of Sherborne and the surrounding area.