Monday, February 14, 2011

Profile - Bernard Knight and the Crowner John Series.

This week we are profiling a series of books from the Bernard Knight's Crowner John series.  This is a preview.

More to come this week.

Friday, February 4, 2011

The Medieval Murderers

Before this past Christmas, i was recommended to series called, "The Medieval Murderers", and I was immediately drawned to it.  There are six titles in the series; "King Arthur's Bones", "The Lost Prophecies', "The Tainted Relic", "The Sword of Shame", "The House of Shadows", and "The Sacred Stone". 

 What makes this series so special, is that it brings together a collection of our favourite Medieval Mystery writers, such as; Bernard Knight, Susanna Gregory, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden, Ian Morson, and C.J. Sansom. Who create a theme like the discovery of King Arthur's Bones, and then each author writes a continuation of the story by creating their own mystery using their sleuths like Bernard Knight's Sir John de Wolfe, within a chapter.  It is similar to "Passing the Torch", with each author giving it their magic touch.  I have read "King Arthur's Bones", and it was a thrilling ride, and I am looking forward to reading the others.

The series can be purchased at most online book retailers, but the best one is through abeBooks, (check the ad on the page).  Especially if you want to purchase 1st Editions and hardcovers, abeBooks is you best choice. This series is highly recommended and must for anyone who loves this Medieval Mystery genre, and I hope The Medieval Murderers write some more. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

When A Knight Won His Spurs - Libera

Berkeley Castle

At the Beginning

This book club will be devoted to The Medieval Murder Mystery.  There are several authors to choose from including Ellis Peter's whose famous sleuth Cadfael, has also turned into a televison series starring Derek Jacoby. 

Paul Doherty

Bernard Knight

The Medieval Murderers

Michael Jecks

Maureen Ash

Other noteables include, Paul Doherty, Susanna Gregory, Michael Jecks, Bernard Knight,  C.J. Sansom, and a series of books from a collection of authors called; The Medieval Murderers - an outstanding series, I might add.  Stay tuned as I will be writing book reviews and recommendation throughout, and I will welcome comments plus other recommendations as well.