The knocker hung on a very special door which was apparently cursed. Then the door was moved from an old house, once an abbey to the village church. Legend said that sinners who grasped the knocker had their hands burned by the cold iron. But Gerry Bracewell didn't die of burns, neither did a second victim. Had they knocked on death's door or was a more down-to-earth killer at large? Detective Chief Inspector George Felse, returning from a weekend in Wales, had passed through the village of Mottisham and watched the ceremony enacted to rededicate the door. Soon he would be called back to investigate murder ...Ellis Peters was the pseudonym of Edith Pargeter and she received awards for her crime writing and was the creator of the Brother Cadfael books. She had a keen interest in local history.
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