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The Crooked Spire

(2013)
(The first book in the John the Carpenter Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
The first in a series of gripping murder mysteries set in 14th-century England1361: Orphaned by the Black Death, all John possesses are the tools that belonged to his father, a carpenter, and an uncanny ability to work wood. His travels bring him to Chesterfield, where he finds work erecting the spire of the new church. But no sooner does he begin, than the master carpenter is murdered and John himself becomes a suspect. To prove his innocence John must help the coroner in his search for the killer, a quest that brings him up against some powerful enemies in a town where he is still a stranger and friends are few. Chris Nickson brilliantly evokes the feeling of time and place in this story of corruption and murder.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Used availability for Chris Nickson's The Crooked Spire

Paperback Editions

November 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Crooked Spire: John the Carpenter (Book 1) (Mystery Press)
Author(s): Chris Nickson
ISBN: 0-7524-9917-3 / 978-0-7524-9917-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Mystery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Crooked Spire (Medieval Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Chris Nickson
Publisher: The Mystery Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Crooked Spire: John the Carpenter (Book 1) (Medieval Mysteries)
Author(s): Chris Nickson
Publisher: The Mystery Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU