A Trail of Ink

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Lion Hudson PLC, Dec 24, 2010 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Third in the Unquiet Bones series, chronicling Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff at Bampton Castle, near Oxford. Hugh is asked to track some valuable books stolen from Master John Wyclif. 'I had never seen Master John Wyclif so afflicted. He was rarely found at such a loss when in disputation with other masters. He told me later, when I had returned them to him, that it was as onerous to plunder a bachelor scholar's books as it would be to steal another man's wife. I had, at the time, no way to assess the accuracy of that opinion, for I had no wife and few books ...' So begins another delightful and intriguing tale from the life of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon in the medieval village of Bampton, near Oxford, and bailiff of Bampton Castle at the behest of Lord Gilbert Talbot. Hugh sets his cap at the delightful Kate, who proves equally resourceful in the search for the missing books. Some very determined adversaries are out to stop him, permanently if necessary - but are they motivated by greed or a more personal animosity? Then the corpse of a poor scholar, who had tried to sell one of the books, is found in the river: but he had not simply drowned ...

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User Review  - melaniehope - LibraryThing

This was a very well written medieval mystery set in 14th century Oxford. The main character is Hugh de Singleton who is both surgeon and bailiff. While in Oxford to seek the company of Kate, a woman ... Read full review

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User Review  - dawnymae - LibraryThing

This is a third chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon by Mel Starr. We begin in October, of 1365, in Oxford. During this medieval time period, we follow Hugh as he see to Lord Gilbert as his surgeon ... Read full review

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