The Prodigal Son
by Kate Sedley

The latest title in the acclaimed Roger the Chapman series

When Roger the Chapman discovers he has a hitherto unknown half-brother, he has mixed feelings about the matter. But when John Wedmore is accused of being the young page who, six years earlier, robbed his mistress and murdered a fellow servant, and is thrown into prison, Roger feels obliged to investigate the charge. His enquiries take him into Somerset, to the Manor House at Croxcombe, home of the Bellknapp family.

But his search for the truth is complicated by the sudden and unexpected arrival of Anthony Bellknapp, the elder son – missing, presumed dead for the past eight years – to claim his inheritance. Anthony succeeds in antagonising almost all the Manor’s inhabitants; and when he is murdered, Roger finds himself with too many suspects from which to choose. But he is convinced that the past and present killings are linked; and if he can prove the connection, his half-brother’s name will be cleared.


Jealousy, rivalry, and hatred abound in this rollicking adventure with colorful descriptions of medieval life, gentle humor, and unexpected twists


Kate Sedley

Kate Sedley, a student of Anglo-Saxon and medieval history, lives in England. She is married and has a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren. The Saint John’s Fern is the ninth novel in her critically acclaimed series featuring Roger the Chapman.

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The Prodigal Son by Kate Sedley is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483010341st August 2013N/A256$6.99
Ebook97814483010341st August 2013N/A256£4.99
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