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Hostage to Fortune

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Author: Sarah Hawkswood

Genre: Crime, Mystery & Thriller
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780749024789
Rights: World
Pub. Date: 19th March 2020

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Price: £8.99

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Bradecote & Catchpoll

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January, 1144. Hugh Bradecote does not want his betrothed heading off on pilgrimage to the shrine of St Edgyth at Polesworth, but the Archbishop of Canterbury’s envoy and his entourage of monks seem Heaven-sent as escorts, right up until they are captured by a renegade who wants his forger out of the lord sheriff’s cells; a renegade who loathes the Benedictines, and kills for pleasure. 

Against a backdrop of a hard winter and even a frozen River Severn, Bradecote and Catchpoll are struggling to rescue the clerics, and Christina, before a psychopath does his worst, the lord sheriff loses patience, and Bradecote cracks under the pressure.

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"January 1144. Hugh Bradecote does not want his betrothed heading off on pilgrimage to the shrine of St Edgyth "..and then.. The entourage of important monks and Christina, Hugh's betrothed, are in very grave danger by a renegade knight who loves to kill.
This is my first Bradecote and Catchpoll book but it surely won't be the last ! I do love the era ( Similar to Crowner John, Ella of Salisbury etc) and the history of that important point in time.It was a bit bloody but the main characters came out fine and the ending was very satisfactory.
The author does a fine job with well developed and engaging characters, who fit their times with some added more up-to-date humor. My only worry is do I order book #1 or proceed to book 5 and see where the newly married couple take me.
Recommended for Medieval Historical Mystery fans, like myself.Kathleen Ingram

Books in this series                                  See full list »

  • Servant of Death
  • Ordeal By Fire
  • Marked to Die
  • Hostage to Fortune

Other Books by this author                                  See full list »

  • Faithful Unto Death
  • Marked to Die
  • Servant of Death
  • Vale of Tears

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