Death and the Chevalier
by Robin Blake
As the Young Pretender and his Jacobite army approach, Coroner Titus Cragg must solve a brutal murder – and prevent himself being executed for the crime.
November, 1745. Preston, Lancashire. Rumours abound that Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender, has landed in Scotland, intent on marching south to claim the English throne. Meanwhile Coroner Titus Cragg must investigate a headless body discovered in an icy pond. There is evidence to suggest a connection with the approaching rebel army – unless someone is deliberately using the Highlanders’ invasion as a cover for murder.
As simmering tensions, conflicting loyalties and open hostilities engulf the town, Cragg finds himself arrested for murder. In order to clear his name and escape execution by firing squad, Titus must team up with his old friend, Dr Luke Fidelis, to expose the real killer.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Blake effortlessly combines a complex puzzle with some fascinating, little-known historical facts”
“An action-packed read with fully realized characters and vivid historical detail”
“Outstanding ... Clever plotting and enjoyable characterizations make this entry a winner”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Rough Music
“Continues to bring Georgian England to life ... A fine historical mystery”
Booklist on Rough Music
“Blake's highly original mystery with a masterly denouement is made all the more absorbing by the skillfully wrought historical background”
Kirkus Reviews on Rough Music
“Blake's thoroughly researched historical mystery is enhanced by a strong narrative voice and a sense of authenticity”
Library Journal on Skin and Bone
“It's a pleasure to watch Cragg and Fidelis feeling their way through an investigation with rudimentary science but well-honed knowledge of human nature”
Booklist on Skin and Bone
Death and the Chevalier by Robin Blake is available in the following formats
|Paperback||9781780296722||30th November 2020||137 X 215mm||288||£13.99|
The Cragg and Fidelis Mystery Series