The Tainted Coin

The Tainted Coin

The Fifth Chronicle of Hugh De Singleton, Surgeon

Book - 2012
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It is the autumn of 1367. Master Hugh is enjoying the peaceful life of Bampton when a badly beaten man is found under the porch of St. Andrews Chapel. The dying man is a chapman--a traveling merchant. Before he is buried in the chapel grounds, an ancient, corroded coin is found in the mans mouth. Master Hughs quest for the chapmans assailants, and his search for the origin of the coin, begins to make progress--but there are men of wealth and power in league with his old nemesis, Sir Simon Trillowe, who wish to end his search ... permanently. But Master Hugh, and his assistant, the groom Arthur, are determined to uncover the thieves and murderers, and the source of the chapmans coin. They do, but not before they become involved with a kidnapped maiden, a tyrannical abbot, and a suffering monk--who needs Master Hughs surgical skills and in return provides clues that assist Hugh in solving the mystery of the tainted coin.
Publisher: Oxford : Monarch, [2012]
ISBN: 9780857212504 (pbk.)
0857212508 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: M STARR
Characteristics: 238 pages : map ; 21 cm


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Feb 16, 2013

Roman ruins and coins, villeins escaping brutal lords, and Hugh's usual lesson on medicine in the middle ages. Incidentally, Bampton, where all this takes place, is one of the backdrops for Downton Abbey. Hugh manages to rescue two women in distress (one of whom is such a shrew, he might have preferred to leave her to her fate) and sort out their problems, as well as finding who committed the murder. An enjoyable read.


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