(From the publisher):
Just outside of Oxford, three powerful Norman lords and a downtrodden Saxon watch as their most valued horses race near the Forest of Woodstock. A great deal of money and even more pride are at stake, and the owners will do almost anything to ensure a win. But the race takes a deadly turn when one of the riders is stabbed and thrown from his mount before he can cross the finish line.
On the same day, Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret, Domesday commissioners on behalf of the King, travel to Oxford where they've been asked to settle a land dispute. When news of the race reaches them, however, the rider's murder eclipses their original assignment. Several people stand to gain from the death, and Ralph and Gervase must find the truth in a town determined to hide its secrets.
Original title: The Stallions of Woodstock
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical