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Witch Hunter, the (2004) [Novel]
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Series: Crowner John
Part: 8

Summary (From the publisher):

Exeter, 1195. When a wealthy mill-owner falls dead across his horse, Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, declines to hold an inquest as the man was considerably overweight, had been complaining of chest pains and shows no sign of injury. A clear-cut case of death from natural causes.

Events take a sinister turn when a straw doll is discovered hidden beneath the man's saddle-bag, a thin metal spike through its heart.

Convinced her husband's death was caused by an evil spell, the victim's strident widow begins a campaign against witchcraft and the so-called "cunning women" who practise it. Soon Exeter is in turmoil, an hysterical mob is on the loose and several local women are in danger.

Still the coroner refuses to get involved - until his own mistress falls under suspicion. Can Crowner John discover the real cause of the merchant's death, unearth the culprit - and save his beloved Nesta from the hangman's noose?

Original title: The Witch Hunter
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and DetectivesHistorical
FictionHistoricalEuropeanBritish IslesEngland

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Witch Hunter, the (2004)
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Language: English

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Witch Hunter, the (2004)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Cox and Wyman Ltd, Reading, Great Britain
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 0743449894
Pages: 368

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