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The Manor of Death

(2008)
(Book 12 in the Crowner John series)
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When an unidentified body is discovered in the harbor town of Axmouth, Sir John de Wolfe—the county coroner—is summoned to investigate. The manner of the young man's death is a matter of some dispute, but it was clearly no accident. In the ensuing murder investigation, Sir John is frustrated by what appears to be a conspiracy of silence among the seamen and townsfolk. There are many inhabitants of Axmouth who seem willing to go to extreme lengths to ensure that the shocking truth behind the death remains hidden. Sir John will need courage, cunning, and determination if he is to solve the case and escape from the town with his life.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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