The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon
Lord Gilbert Talbot must provide soldiers for Prince Edward's battle in France. He wishes his surgeon - Hugh de Singleton - to travel with the war party to tend any injuries. Among those on the road is Sir Simon Trillowe, Hugh's old nemesis, who had once forced Hugh's house.
Finding himself in the same war party, Hugh resolves to watch his back in the presence of the knight, who is still holding a grudge. But it is Sir Simon who should not have turned his back...
When Trillowe's body is found, many suspect Hugh has wreaked revenge on his adversary. To clear his name, Hugh must once again riddle a reason for murder.
- Series: The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon (Book 9)
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Lion Fiction (November 27, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1782641882
- ISBN-13: 978-1782641889
BOOKS BY MEL STARR
The Unquiet Bones
A Corpse at St. Andrew's Chapel
A Trail of Ink
THe Tainted Coin
Rest Not in Peace
The Abbot's Agreement
Ashes to Ashes
About the AuthorMel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years, thirty-five of those in Portage, MI, where he retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.
I've read several other books by Mel Starr and I have enjoyed them all. I find Surgeon Hugh to be a considerate and understanding man. He also has a humorous side. A hero he is not, or at least I felt so at first. No he's not the knight in shining armor but he does do what he says he will. The author goes into detail of the surgeon's way of surgery. Usually Hugh's family is part of the story but in this book, they aren't a part of it. If you've read Starr's other books, you may miss the family in this one. They just seem to be an important part of everything the surgeon does. The author describes the smells, the characters, the surroundings with such vivid detail that you can picture yourself in this Medieval setting. You get a picture of what life was like for the soldiers and the civilians. With this book the story is set in France not England so many of the characters that you know from the other books, aren't in this one. The author gives you a mystery with history added in. He takes you slowly into the time period and not only gives you either the good or bad, but both. The book is a little shorter than the others which leaves less room for the twists and turns that a reader of Mr. Starr's is used to. I'm hoping if there is another book that we'll get to know the characters a bit more. A little more depth, a little more insight into their characteristics and their lives. I would definitely recommend starting with the first book and going from there. You may get a little insight into what is going on. Read the above section on about the book to get an idea of the contents of the book.
I received this complimentary copy of this book from the author, Mel Starr and Kregel Book Tours and voluntarily decided to review it.
I would give this book 4 STARS.
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