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The Grim Reaper

(The sixth book in the Crowner John series)
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Sixth novel in the increasingly popular medieval mystery series featuring Crowner John, Devon's first county coroner. May 1195, and Sir John de Wolfe is faced with a strange series of serial murders, which begins with the suffocation of a Jewish money-lender and proceeds through that of a London harlot, a dissolute priest and a burgess suspected of abusing young boys. The common factor is that an appropriate Biblical text is left at each murder scene, the mode of which reflects the alleged sin of the victim. This means that a literate and Bible-learned killer is involved - which, in an age where only 1 percent of the population oan read or write - can only be a priest. There are at least twenty-five parish churches in Exeter, so the killer could be any one of more than a hundred clerics. Crowner John sets about to discover the identity of the homicidal priest.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

April 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: The Grim Reaper (A Crowner John Mystery)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 0-684-86070-8 / 978-0-684-86070-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Trade Division)
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Paperback Editions

2003 : UK Paperback

Title: The Grim Reaper (Clipper large print)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-84197-597-4 / 978-1-84197-597-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W.F. Howes
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July 2002 : USA Paperback

Title: The Grim Reaper (Crowner John Mysteries)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 0-671-02967-3 / 978-0-671-02967-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Audio Editions

March 2007 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Grim Reaper
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-4074-6065-X / 978-1-4074-6065-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Grim Reaper, The (A Crowner John Mystery Book 6)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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