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Figure of Hate

(2005)
(The ninth book in the Crowner John series)
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Exeter, 1195: At a local jousting day, there's a serious altercation between Hugh Peverel, lord of Sampford Peverel, near Tiverton, and a stranger by the name of Reginald de Charterai. Two days later, Hugh's body is found in a barn, stabbed in the back. Is de Charterai to blame? The county coroner, Sir John de Wolfe, soon finds plenty of other suspects for the killing of the almost universally hated Hugh Peverel. All three of his brothers had a motive: two for the succession and the third to steal Hugh's attractive young wife, Beatrice. It's no secret that Beatrice herself detested her adulterous husband, as did his mother-in-law, Adelina. Another suspect is Godwin Thatcher, a Saxon villager whose two sons were hanged some months earlier, being arbitrarily sentenced by Hugh at his manorial court. Then there's the manor reeve, Warin Fishacre, who harboured a deep grudge against his master for taking the virginity of his daughter, Maud, just before her marriage. With so many suspects to choose from, Sir John is confronted with one of the most difficult cases of his distinguished career.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Figure of Hate (A Crowner John Mystery)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 0-7432-5950-5 / 978-0-7432-5950-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Paperback Editions

April 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Figure of Hate (A Crowner John Mystery)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 0-7434-9214-5 / 978-0-7434-9214-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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2005 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Figure of Hate
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-84739-992-4 / 978-1-84739-992-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

December 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Figure of Hate
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-4074-7930-X / 978-1-4074-7930-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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2006 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Figure of Hate by Bernard Knight
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-84505-555-1 / 978-1-84505-555-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Figure of Hate
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-4193-9683-8 / 978-1-4193-9683-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio/W.F. Howes Ltd.
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Figure of Hate (A Crowner John Mystery Book 9)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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