As with many of my books lately due to summer driving back and forth between lake house and city I had this read to me in it's audio version. Sansom adds a futuristic tale on the subject and, as much as I love his writing and liked this story, I didn't think it sat well with the other stories. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. The writers possess varying degrees of talent - none brilliant. His Shardlake series has been highly commended in the Dagger in the Library awards by the Crime Writers Association. My favorite, and perhaps the most successful because the author limited the variables, takes place in a hut in 1262 in Sudak, Gothia modern day Crimea.
His love for Oxford prompted him to use it as the background for his William Falconer books. Violence and untimely death befall all who come into the orbit of this mysterious book. I thoroughly enjoyed each of the stories - really little murder mystery novellas - even to the final one, the end of the world. Philip Gooden writes Shakespearean murder mysteries. Ian Morson is a singer, theatre lover, and author of the famous Falconer and Nick Zuliani series. A must for historical crime buffs. His Nick Revill series set in the Elizabethan times, where the protagonist Nick Revill, a theatre artist finds himself involved in the matters of monarchy and murder.
To sum up, I was not really enamoured of this book, but at least I borrowed it from the library. Auch Detective Sergeant Kate Linville von Scotland Yard ist in der Gegend, um ihr ehemaliges Elternhaus zu verkaufen. But I did finish it so it had something to it because I will never waste my time on anything that doesn't give me something. However, a good read with some real gems. I was a bit harsh on this author's act in King Arthur's Bones, but his contribution to this book was really neat.
All in all, an interesting reading experience, not one I'm sure I'd want to repeat any time soon though, I'd recommend this as something just that little bit different. Some of the stories drag, others beggar belief. I'd rather it be the former, actually. In the Medieval Murderers' absorbing fourth serial historical after 2007's House of Shadows , six British mystery authors—Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden, Susanna Gregory, C. Sansome was particularly out of place. Violence and untimely death befall all who come into the orbit of this mysterious book. It may show signs of wear such as a slight bend in the cover or the spine show previous wear but is not rolled.
The Lost Prophecies captivates as it moves through the past and forward in our our current century to a future of small but determined hope for mankind. In den Medien ist schnell vom Hochmoor-Killer die Rede, was den Druck auf Detective Chief Inspector Caleb Hale erhöht. My favorite, and perhaps the most successful because the author limited the variables, takes place in a Interesting if you like to pick up a few details of life in medieval mostly England and Europe. The Medieval Murderers are a collection of authors who write mystery novels set in Medieval times. Geneve muss sich entscheiden: Behält sie ihre Neutralität bei oder nimmt sie den Kampf gegen die Bedrohung auf? Auch in ihrer Heimatstadt Leipzig geschehen seltsame Dinge und Unheil bahnt sich an.
A monk skinned alive in Westminster Abbey. Michael Jecks is up next, and his story of murder in a monastery is dark but compelling; for all its gruesomeness it might be the best of the bunch. The writers give an introduction about the cursed sword, forged in the Saxon times. Nick Zuliani is a Venetian crime investigator whereas William Falconer is an Oxford regent master. Only one thing is certain: whoever comes into possession of the cursed book meets a gruesome and untimely end. The programme Prologue - in which Bernard Knight lays the foundation for the murderous tales that follow. I had high hopes and still enjoyed this read but found it lacking.
I think perhaps if I were reading the hard copy I may not have finished it. Act 5 was actually quite good, comparatively speaking. It also felt very threadbare in terms of plot, and the protagonist was not very relatable, at least for me. He is a popular speaker at literary and after-dinner events. To view it, I had high hopes for this book.
The Medieval Murderers have written a series of books, where each book has a central theme around which each writer crafts his own novella. Interesting if you like to pick up a few details of life in medieval mostly England and Europe. Everything was going so well until we reached the last chapter and then I felt let down because it became dystopian and suddenly wasn't what it said on the tin. . Either I'm an idiot or these are not plotted very well.