by Robin Blake
The discovery of a body in a pigsty, shot to death, leads Coroner Titus Cragg and Dr Luke Fidelis into a complex and baffling murder investigation.
April, 1746. When County Coroner Titus Cragg is called to examine a body found shot to death at a local farm, he finds himself drawn into a bizarre and complex case where nothing is as it first appears. As he questions those who knew the victim, it becomes clear that not everyone is telling him the whole truth.
Could the motive for the murder lie in a dangerous contract the dead man had signed more than twenty years before, a so-called tontine agreement? Just what does the victim’s enigmatic lawyer, Ambrose Parr, know that he’s not revealing? As he and Dr Luke Fidelis attempt to track down the six other signatories to the contract, Titus realizes that if they do not find answers – and fast – more violent deaths will surely follow.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“Gripping … Historical fans will be well satisfied”
“Readers who enjoy historical and legal perspectives will appreciate the careful attention to detail in a story showing how the accused had to prove their innocence”
“An action-packed read with fully realized characters and vivid historical detail”
Booklist on Death and the Chevalier
“Blake effortlessly combines a complex puzzle with some fascinating, little-known historical facts”
Kirkus Reviews on Death and the Chevalier
“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
Secret Mischief by Robin Blake is available in the following formats
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