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A Corpse at St Andrew's Chapel

Mel Starr

304 pages
SPCK Group

Discover the next gripping installment in the Hugh De Singleton's Chronicles series, following the life and adventures of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon in medieval Bampton, Oxfordshire.

When the beadle of the manor of Bampton disappears after going out to enforce curfew, his young wife Matilda turns to Master Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff of the manor, for help. Two days later, Alan's mutilated body is discovered in the hedge near St Andrew's Chapel. His throat has been ripped out, his head nearly severed from his body, and his arms and hands covered in deep scratches.

At the scene, Master Hugh teams up with Hubert the coroner, who suggests that a wolf could have caused the fatal wound. But why is there no blood, and why are there so many scratches? As Master Hugh delves deeper into the investigation, he uncovers a web of secrets and lies that threaten to tear the community apart.

With vivid descriptions of medieval life, graphic medical procedures, and a cast of compelling characters, this story is a must-read for fans of historical mysteries.

'This skillfully woven story is a delight to read. The setting is exceptionally well crafted. Highly recommended.' Davis Bunn, best-selling author

Author Bio
Mel Starr is the author of the successful Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton series. He was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, hetaught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years. Since retiring, he has focused on writing full time. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and eight grandchildren.