A strange and ominous artifact could hold the key to everything…
December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King's coroner to investigate.
Sir Robert had in his possession a priceless relic, a sacred bloodstone, which has now disappeared. Did Sir Robert die of natural causes or was he murdered?
Athelstan is sceptical of rumours of a curse hanging over Sir Robert, but when it is discovered that a second old soldier has been gruesomely slain on the same night, the rumours no longer seem so far-fetched…
A scintillating murder mystery with twists and turns throughout, perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom, S. J. Parris and Michael Jecks.
Praise for Paul Doherty
'The best of its kind since the death of Ellis Peters' Time Out
'If you like Inspector Morse, you'll love Brother Athelstan' Prima
'Evocative and lyrical descriptions' New Statesman