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Book Title: A Plague of Poison|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 12.18 MB
v The author of the book: Maureen Ash
Date of issue: March 3rd 2009
ISBN 13: 9780425226773
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Read full description of the books A Plague of Poison:Templer Knight Mystery #3
Spring 1201 finds our hero Templer Knight Bascot de Marins in Lincoln Castle amid much soul searching. King John has offered to restore Bascot's father's land and an income if he will leave the Templer order and sign on permanently to the Castilian Nichola de le Haye in Lincoln Castle. Bascot, who has been recovering from 7 years of imprisonment while on Crusade is trying to overcome the physical injuries of losing an eye and a badly damaged ankle, but he also slowly recovering from the emotional trauma and torture. Bascot has recovered a sense of purpose, but now feels that he should leave his order and accept the reward from King John for his ward Gianni's sake. Gianni is a deaf mute Bascot found starving and begging for food in Italy. Although Gianni lives in a time before true sign language, he is well adept at making his presence felt strong!y in this series. His cleverness shines through with each story and I find myself rooting for Bascot to do what is best for the servant who has become like a son to him.
Before Bascot can embark on his trip to London to face his old order a castle scribe is poisoned and shortly after a family of merchants is found also poisoned. Nichola de le Haye once again asks for Bascots help in solving the murders. There is a sense of urgency as the townspeople rush to attribute many deaths from the past to poson also. Panic sets in, and with it suspicion and a rush to judgement, and it is left to Bascot and Gianni to untangle the mess. Maureen Ash points out that all of the characters involved with the victims have been "poisoned" by these crimes.
The atmosphere of a medieval Castle and town are extremely well done with lots of interesting facts and detils about life in 13th century England. This novel also gives some pov from the murderer, which adds nicely to this story. The only complaint I have is that there is not enough dialogue and interactions between the characters causing it to feel a bit flat sometimes. Still well worth reading and I look forward to the next book in the series. 3 stars!
Read information about the authorMaureen Ash was born in London, England, and has had a lifelong interest in British medieval history. Visits to castle ruins and old churches have provided the inspiration for her novels. She enjoys Celtic music, browsing in bookstores and Belgian chocolate. Maureen now lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada.
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