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.

Reviews

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

Robin Blake

Robin Blake is the author of six previous Cragg & Fidelis Mysteries, as well as acclaimed works on the artists Van Dyke and Stubbs. He has written, produced and presented extensively for radio, and is widely published as a critic. He lives in London.

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Editions

Death and the Chevalier by Robin Blake is available in the following formats

Hardback97807278892017th April 2020145 X 223mm288$28.99
Hardback978072788920131st December 2019145 X 223mm288£20.99
Ebook97814483037171st February 2020N/A288$10.99
Ebook97814483037171st February 2020N/A288£8.99
Ebook97814483037171st February 2020N/A288$6.99
Paperback978178029672226th January 2021137 X 215mm288$17.95
Paperback978178029672230th November 2020137 X 215mm288£12.99
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