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The Witch Hunter

(2004)
(The eighth book in the Crowner John series)
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Exeter, 1195. When a prominent burgess and guild-master falls dead across his horse, Crowner John declines to hold an inquest as the man had been complaining of chest pains and shows no signs of injury. Events take a sinister turn, however, when a straw-dolly is discovered hidden under the man's saddle, a spike driven through its heart. The victim's stident wife declares her husband's death to have been the result of an evil spell, cast at the behest of a rival mill-owner who wants to acquire his business. Enlisting the help of her cousin, a cathedral canon with an eye to ecclesiastical advancement, the widow begins a campaign in the name of the Church against witchcraft and the so-called 'cunning women' who practise it. This escalates until Exeter is divided into two camps and a climate of fear predominates. Still the coroner refuses to get involved - until his beloved mistress is accused of witchcraft. Can Crowner John unearth the real culprit and save Nesta from the hangman's noose?

Genre: Historical Mystery

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September 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Witch Hunter
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 0-684-02569-8 / 978-0-684-02569-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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March 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 0-7432-3109-0 / 978-0-7432-3109-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Paperback Editions

April 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Witch Hunter (Crowner John Mysteries)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 0-7434-4989-4 / 978-0-7434-4989-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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October 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Bernard Knight
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October 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Bernard Knight
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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October 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Bernard Knight
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October 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-4074-7600-9 / 978-1-4074-7600-1 (UK edition)
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2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Witch Hunter (Clipper Audio)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-84505-173-4 / 978-1-84505-173-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2004 : USA Audio CD

Title: The Witch Hunter
Author(s): Bernard Knight
ISBN: 1-4193-2830-1 / 978-1-4193-2830-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Witch Hunter, The (A Crowner John Mystery Book 8)
Author(s): Bernard Knight
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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