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Death Riddle

(The first book in the Anglo-Norman Mystery series)
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It is 1088 and England has been under Norman domination since the successful invasion of William of Normandy twenty-two years before. But William's recent death has once again plunged the island kingdom into war as his two eldest sons strive against each other for the right to wear their father's crown. The town of Rochester is at the centre of the conflict and, while the battle rages, two men, one a Norman soldier and the other a local pig farmer, are brutally murdered.

Godric, a young Englishman, is blamed for the slayings but manages to escape arrest by fleeing to the cathedral where, proclaiming his innocence, he claims sanctuary. Estrid, his widowed mother, is desperate to save her son but the only way to exonerate him is to discover the identity of the true murderer. Daughter of an English thegn killed at the Battle of Hastings, she is a woman of courage and determination but, when she begins to investigate the crime, she soon becomes entangled in a web of espionage, deceit and betrayal that places her own life in danger.

Genre: Historical Mystery    

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November 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Death Riddle
Author(s): Maureen Ash
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