Review: The Abbot’s Agreement

Mel Starr - The Abbot's Agreement (The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon #7)Title: The Abbot’s Agreement

Author: Mel Starr

Series: The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon #1

Pages: 252

ISBN: 978-1-78264-109-4

Genre: Fiction

Short Book Description:

A new and disturbing puzzle for the medieval surgeon-turned-sleuth

Master Hugh de Singleton is making his way toward Oxford when he discovers the corpse of a young Benedictine not half a mile from the nearby abbey.

The abbey’s novice master confirms the boy’s identity; it is John, one of three novices. He had gone missing four days previous, and yet his corpse is fresh. There has been plague in the area, but this was not the cause of death—the lad has been stabbed in the back. To Hugh’s sinking heart, the abbot has a commission for him.

With realistic medical procedures of the period, droll medieval wit, and a consistent underlying sense of Christian compassion, the seventh in the chronicles of Hugh de Singleton will delight medieval history and crime fiction fans alike.

My Thoughts:

I was really looking forward to reading this book when I got the email asking if I wanted to review it. Sad to say I couldn’t make it past the second chapter. Maybe it was because I haven’t read any of the previous books in the series, I have no idea. I just couldn’t get into the book.

Though what I did read was really well written, it wasn’t really my style.

Master Hugh is on his way to purchase a bible and discovers the body of a murdered Benedictine. He is asked to lead the investigation on finding the killer.

Maybe one day I’ll start the series from the beginning and hopefully enjoy this book more, but, as of right now this book is on the unread-and get-rid-of list.

Other books in this series

  1. The Unquiet Bones (April 2009)
  2. A Corpse at St. Andrews Chapel (March 2010)
  3. A Trail of Ink (March 2011)
  4. Unhallowed Ground (December 2011)
  5. The Tainted Coins (December 2012)
  6. Rest Not in Peace (October 2013)

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“Book has been provided courtesy of Kregal Publications.”


Posted on February 4, 2015, in Fiction and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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