Edited by Martin H. Greenberg and John Helfers.
Of all crimes, murder is the most shocking. Taking another person's life -- whether for gain, anger, envy, revenge, or power -- is always horrendous. Since Cain killed his brother, murderers have found reasons to kill, and the crimes in Murder Most Medieval occur for many of the same reasons that murder is committed today.
As always, there are those champions who crusade against lawlessness, and they make appearances here as well. Peter Tremayne's Celtic detective Sister Fidelma solves a twenty-year-old crime of passion. In a story by Clayton Emery, the noble Robin Hood solves a mystery of witchcraft and heresy with the help of the indomitable Marion. And what collection would be complete without a tale from Ellis Peters and her soldier-turned-sleuthing-monk, Brother Cadfael?
From Gillian Linscott's tale of a lord whose future mandates a "little" war to Margaret Frazier's story of political intrigue and deception at King Henry's court, these thirteen tales focus entirely on murder most foul, murder most malicious, indeed, Murder Most Medieval.
- Like a Dog Returning by Peter Tremayne
- The Country of the Blind by Doug Allyn
- Cold as Fire by Lillian Stewart Carl
- A Horse for My Kingdom by Gillian Linscott
- The Simple Logic of It by Margaret Frazer
- Plucking a Mandrake by Clayton Emery
- A Gift from God by Edward Marston
- The Queen’s Chastity by Tony Geraghty
- The Reviving of Bonville Keep by Kathy Lynn Emerson
- For the Love of Old Bones by Michael Jecks
- The Wizard of Lindsay Woods by Brendan DuBois
- Improvements by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
- A Light on the Road to Woodstock by Ellis Peters
Original title: Murder Most Medieval: Noble Tales of Ignoble Demises
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval
Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
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