A Mile Of River

A Mile Of River

Sunday, 29 May 2011

The Coffin Trail

The Coffin Trail by Martin Edwards.

This book is set in the Lake District and is the first in the series of Lake District mysteries.

The book features Daniel Kind an Oxford Historian and Hannah Scarlett who is leading a cold case review team. Great characterisation even down to the minor characters who are all very believable. The novel is drawn together with a clever twist at the end and kept me in suspense right to the last chapter. Plenty of secret pasts and intriguing revelations come to the forefront.

Martin Edwards has written a great book here and I will definitely be following the characters of Daniel and Hannah in the rest of the series.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

The Black Pearl

The Black Pearl by Cynthia Harrod Eagles is the fifth book in the Morland Dynasty.

The book tells the story of the Morland family's attempt to regain its wealth and position after the devastation of the English Civil War. The book focuses on Annunciata who is the centre of attraction and is both beautiful and aspiring. Annunciata travels to London to join King Charles's court and it is here she discovers the secret of her illegitimacy. The book holds a certain amount of tragic events but draws together with the love between Ralph and Annunciata.
Looking forward to reading the next in the series.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Morbid Taste For Bones By Ellis Peters

This is the First Chronicle of Brother Cadfael.

A young monk  of the Benedictine Abbey at Shrewsbury believes he has had encounters with St Winifred.  The monk claims that St Winifred tells him that the Saint is unhappy with the lack of care and dedication that her grave receives in the small village in Wales. He also claims that St Winifred wants her bones to be removed and brought to Shrewsbury Abbey in England. The Abbot believes that the monk has real visions and Cadfael is given the job of leading a group from the order to the village in Wales to acquire the bones of St Winifred . Cadfael being Welsh and speaking of the Welsh language is the ideal candidate.
 Murder mystery with romance. An easy read with good characterisation.