The Bishop’s Brood
by Simon Beaufort

A Sir Geoffrey Mappestone mystery

Southampton 1070. Sir Geoffrey Mappestone and his loyal friend Roger seek passage on one of the many ships due to sail to Normandy and then on to the Holy Land. The two knights have been away from the Crusade too long, and are itching to get back to the action. But peculiar things have been happening in the harbour town, and it soon becomes evident that someone is trying to keep Geoffrey and Roger from boarding one of the ships.

When Geoffrey’s dim-witted servant is killed by a deadly arrow that was clearly meant for the knight himself, Sir Geoffrey’s fury is such that he would do anything to find the murderer. But then Ranulf Flambard – who is not only the Bishop of Durham and an escapee from the Tower of London, but also happens to be Roger’s father – arrives in Southampton with an errand for his son to perform. Much against Geoffrey’s better judgement, the pair set off for the northern town of Durham, where a magnificent cathedral is being built at Flambard’s behest.

As yet more arrows fly Geoffrey’s way, the knight begins to realize that none of these events are random, and it is down to him to discover the connection between the two towns, Bishop Flambard and a handful of red-stained arrows.

Editions

The Bishop’s Brood by Simon Beaufort is available in the following formats

Ebook97817801087971st December 2016N/A354$10.99
Ebook97817801087971st December 2016N/A354£8.99
Paperback978184751790627th March 2017140 X 215mm352$17.95
Paperback978184751790627th January 2017140 X 215mm352£12.99
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Simon Beaufort

Simon Beaufort is the pseudonym of Susanna Gregory and Beau Riffenburgh when they write jointly. Together they have written eight Geoffrey Mappestone novels and contributed to several Medieval Murderer books. In recent years, they have ventured into more modern times – the two Alec Lonsdale novels take place in Victorian London and The Nimrod Murders is set in Edwardian London, while The Murder House takes place in 21st century Bristol and The Killing Ship in the modern-day Antarctic.

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