[AZW] ð The Noble Outlaw | BY Ì Bernard Knight

The Noble Outlaw By Bernard Knight,

  • Title: The Noble Outlaw
  • Author: Bernard Knight
  • ISBN: 9781416525936
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Renovations of a school in 12th century Exeter are disrupted by the shocking discovery of a partially mummified corpse hidden in the rafters, and the county coroner Sir John de Wolfe is called in to investigate Richard de Revelle, Sir John s brother in law and founder of the school, immediately blames Nicholas de Arundell, a young outlawed knight As Sir John discovers, NRenovations of a school in 12th century Exeter are disrupted by the shocking discovery of a partially mummified corpse hidden in the rafters, and the county coroner Sir John de Wolfe is called in to investigate Richard de Revelle, Sir John s brother in law and founder of the school, immediately blames Nicholas de Arundell, a young outlawed knight As Sir John discovers, Nicholas has good reason to bear a grudge against the unscrupulous de Revelle With the victim s identity unknown and the motive a mystery, however, the murder remains unsolved But then comes news of a second violent death, and Sir John is forced to track down the culprit in order to find the answers.
    The Noble Outlaw Renovations of a school in th century Exeter are disrupted by the shocking discovery of a partially mummified corpse hidden in the rafters and the county coroner Sir John de Wolfe is called in to i

    One thought on “The Noble Outlaw”

    1. I enjoy Bernard Knight s medieval mysteries, as they are usually engaging and well thought out and consistent with the period and setting This book is no exception While I enjoy his mysteries, I find some faults with Knight s writing There is a lot of exposition some of which can be forgiven as he takes the time to explain some of the foreign aspects of medieval law which might be better shown than told Worse, in the course of a single book, Knight repeats himself a great deal Some aspects of c [...]

    2. Typically superb attention to detail When you ve read a number of these books, you find that your trips to Exeter take on a new dimension While my wife is shopping on our next trip, I am going to slip away to find The Bush The food sounds better than on offer in many places today

    3. Entertaining, straightforward medieval whodunnit, the plot of which I enjoyed The narration especially the bits presenting the thoughts and background of the characters is endlessly and hopelessly repetitive, though Typos there, too.

    4. This review applies to the audio version 11 Crowner John historical mystery set in Devon, UK in the 1195 A desiccated corpse is found in an old forge being renovated into a school, and due to the length of time he s been dead, the only thing clear is that the man was murdered a nail protrudes from his neck Eventually the Coroner and his assistants track down his identity, but shortly thereafter, two other fresher bodies killed and displayed in gruesome ways, are found.The men were all prominent [...]

    5. This is the second Crowner John mystery that I have listened to Now that I had become familiar with the characters and the background, I found that I was truly drawn into this story, easily drawn into the plot and for engaged in the story I actually became engaged and intrigued with Crowner John, his two side kicks and mentors Each of these characters has plenty to contribute, though Crowner John is the main character Then there is his lovely wife in whose eyes he can do absolutely nothing ri [...]

    6. Knight has an interesting take on Medieval England put in all the customs and politics, but use modern English to convey the characters speech, albeit with an occasional vintage word such as lymer basically, a bloodhound thrown in.It may sound odd, coming from a fanatical fan of Howard Pyle s The Merry Adventures Of Robin Hood, but I find this approach effective, although I do wonder if, for example, the Cornishman, Gwyn, was that readily intelligible to his Norman boss, Crowner John de Wolfe St [...]

    7. The 11th in the Crowner John series by Bernard Knight has the 12th century coroner finding himself torn By law at the time anyone could lop off an outlaw s head and claim a reward and it was the duty of law officers to do so However John finds that a certain nobleman became an outlaw by default as to have kept to the letter of the law would have resulted in his death by unscrupulous land and property grabbers John finds himself in the strange position of having to defend the outlaw and his men a [...]

    8. While I feel that the author writes a pretty darn good book, I had trouble connecting to the main character I really love historical mysteries, and have been able to lose myself in them very easily But I just couldn t relate Crowner John And I know many people might say it is because the character is a manbut there have been many a good book with lead male characters who i related to very well But this book, this character, was just not connecting to me And so, despite this book being a very goo [...]

    9. A John Crowner novel 11 set in Exeter in 1195 A series of bizarre murders occur, and a returning crusader is forced to live as an outlaw As usual Sir John de Wolfe s unscrupulous brother in law Richard de Revelle is involved The only was to solve the murders is through contact with Nicholas de Arundel, the outlaw.What I like about this series is the insight it gives into the legal system during this period The post of coroner was established to raise money for Richard I The payment for capture o [...]

    10. My favorite series, as usual, such a great read Two left but I now have them all for rereading Bernard Knight is a great writer and accurately depicts this era.I especially like that Richard de Revelle, John de Wolfe s brother in law, was forced out of his Sheriff of Devon s role some time ago He continues to try to conspire with Prince John and other cohorts for purposes of rebellion and what we might now call White collar crime Recommended for all Medieval Mystery fans as well as early Planta [...]

    11. I love this period of history when Richard the Lionheart is off on Crusade or being held for ransom and his Dear Little Brother Prince John is plotting with nobles as sleazy as he is in a bid for power While the Royals are in the background in this mystery, they do play a part in absentia The mystery had me going in circles as I tried to tie the two plots together but eventually everything came together satisfactorily And Crowner John s hound, Brutus, even got to play a part A historical mystery [...]

    12. I need to admit that I was listening to this on audio book while I was sick Maybe I dozed or maybe I did not but I just could not keep track of all the characters, not to mention I didn t like the whole cast and crew I waited and waited to connect with the story but it seemed flat to me So I have given it up.

    13. excellent story, the author describes scenes and other surroundings so well that you can almost see it historical background and rounding of characters excellent.

    14. Still loving the series as much for the world that Knight has created as for the stories, though they continue to be strong.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *