The Latin inscription carved on the gleaming blade read “He who lives in falsehood slays his soul; he who lies, his honor.” If only they had known how true those words would prove to be. The Sword of Shame was lovingly crafted by a Saxon swordsmith shortly before the Norman invasion, and its constant companions are treachery and deceit. From the Norman Conquest of 1066, to an election-rigging scandal in 13th-century Venice, to the bloody battlefield of Poitiers in 1356—at the heart of every treasonous plot, every murder and betrayal, is the malign influence of the cursed sword. And as it passes from owner to owner, ill-fortune and disgrace befall all who wield the deadly blade. The Medieval Murders are Philip Gooden; Susanna Gregory, author of the Matthew Bartholomew series; Michael Jecks, author of the Templar series; Bernard Knight, author of the Crowner John series; and Ian Morson, author of the Falconer mystery series.
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From its first arrival in Britain with the Norman forces of William the Conqueror, violence and revenge are the cursed sword's constant companions. From an election-rigging scandal in 13th century Venice to the battlefield of Poitiers in 1356, as the Sword of Shame passes from owner to owner in this compelling collection of interlinked mysteries, it brings nothing but bad luck and disgrace to all who possess it.About the Author:
BERNARD KNIGHT, a senior Home Office pathologist, is the author of nine books in the CROWNER JOHN series. MICHAEL JECKS is the author of the TEMPLAR series, which describes life among the Devon peasants under King Edward II. Former police officer SUSANNA GREGORY's novels feature MATTHEW BARTHOLOMEW, a Cambridge physician in the period immediately after the Black Death. Cornwall-based IAN MORSON is the author of the FALCONER series, and PHILIP GOODEN writes Shakespearean murder mysteries.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster Ltd, London, United Kingdom, 2006. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st British Paperback Edition, 1st Ptg. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nice, unsold, unread first British trade paperback edition, 1st printing of this collection of medieval mystery stories by authors such as Michael Jecks, Bernard, Knight, Ian Morson, Susanna Gregory, and Philip Gooden. Bookseller Inventory # 006750
Book Description Simon & Schuster UK, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11074328545X
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Book Description Simon & Schuster UK, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX074328545X