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The Tapestry of Death

(2013)
(The third book in the Chronicles of Brother Hermitage series)
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The Tapestry of Death.

More medeival mystery for people who laugh.

England 1067: Briston the weaver has been murdered - in a very special way - and it is up to his old friend Wat to avenge his death.
Brother Hermitage will naturally support his companion in the quest, but the young monk worries as the number of suspects keeps rising. He's never been good with crowds.

When events take a turn for the truly bizarre, Hermitage and Wat find themselves up to their Saxon socks in people who want them dead, people who want one another dead and people who seem to want everyone dead.

They must find a missing maiden, placate a giant killer and reveal the awful secret of the Tapestry of Death before matters are resolved. Resolved largely unsatisfactorily, but then that's life.

With a monk, tradesmen, priests, Normans and Saxons, The Tapestry of Death should be a solid, traditional medieval who-done-it, but it isn't. Really, it isn't.

Authentic and accurate representation of the time? Barely.
Historically informative? Certainly not.
Hilarious and very silly? Now you're getting warm.

Critical analysis of the work of Howard of Warwick:

"His writing is crisp, riotously funny, and he weaves a masterful little mystery that will leave you crying for more!"

"Like Brother Cadfael visits Discworld."

"I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good story! It is so hard to wait until the new books come out!"

Compared to Monty Python, Carry On films, Terry Pratchett ...and Winnie the Pooh!

If you're looking for a serious historical mystery with all the usual trappings, look elsewhere.
If you're hoping for characters who are knowledgable beyond their time and talk like a history book, prepare to be disappointed.
If you're after a tale of a monk hopelessly out of his depth and a weaver who is really rather naughty, this is the book for you.

Now available in a massive box set with The Heretics of Death and The Garderobe of Death; for those with a lever-arch Kindle



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Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Tapestry of Death (The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage)
Author(s): Howard of Warwick
ISBN: 0-9929393-5-6 / 978-0-9929393-5-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Funny Book Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

July 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Tapestry of Death (The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 3)
Author(s): Howard of Warwick
Publisher: The Funny Book Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU