How a humble Devon knight became a king’s coroner: the thrilling prequel to the perennially popular Crowner John medieval mystery series.
1192.Returning from the Holy Land at the end of the Third Crusade with Richard the Lionheart, King of England, Sir John de Wolfe, a Devon knight, finds England simmering with rebellion. Discovering a body washed up on the shores of the River Exe, its throat cut, Sir John deduces that he was a king’s courier. Tasked by Hubert Walter, the Chief Justiciar, to find out why the man died and who killed him, Sir John de Wolfe finds himself drawn unwillingly into affairs of state. His new career as a king’s coroner is about to begin . . .
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Review: Crowner's Crusade (Crowner John Mystery #15)User Review - Josh Carroll - Goodreads
Rich in historical substance and interesting characters but not much action or suspense. You can tell this is a prequel trying to fill in gaps that, I assume, are alluded to in the other books on the series. Read full review
Review: Crowner's Crusade (Crowner John Mystery #15)User Review - April - Goodreads
Wow. That was really boring. Maybe it's because it's a prequel to a well established series. I think I'll still try the first book since I'm interested in the time period. Read full review