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House of shadows : an historical mystery

Author: Paul Matthews; Medieval Murderers.
Publisher: Rearsby, Leicestershire : W.F. Howes, ℗2008.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bermondsey Priory, 1114. A young chaplain succumbs to the temptations of the flesh - and suffers a gruesome punishment. From that moment, the monastery is cursed and over the next five hundred years murder and treachery abound within its hallowed walls. A beautiful young bride found dead two days before her wedding. A ghostly figure that warns of impending doom. A plot to depose King Edward II. Mad monks and errant  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Matthews; Medieval Murderers.
OCLC Number: 489265267
Notes: The Medieval Murderers are a small group of historical mystery writers, all members of the Crime Writers' Association, who have combined together to write this interlinked story. Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Michael Jecks, Philip Gooden and Susanna Gregory.
Originally published: London: Simon & Schuster.
Performer(s): Narrated by Paul Matthews.
Description: 12 audio discs (approximately 14 hr., 15 min.)
Contents: The Programme: --
Prologue:- in which Bernard Knight lays the foundation for the ghoulish tales that follow --
Act One: In which Bernard Knight tells how Crowner John arrives at the priory of Bermondsey to investigate murder most foul --
Act Two: in which Ian Morson's William Falconer uncovers dark deeds during an eclipse of the moon --
Act Three: in which MIchael Jecks' Keeper Sir Baldwin and Bailiff Puttock uncover a treasonous plot --
Act Four: in which Philip Gooden relates how the poet Chaucer becomes embroiled in the priory's dark history --
Act Five: in which Susanna Gregorty's Thomas Chaloner, spy for the Lord Chancellor of England, avenges a violent death --
Epilogue: In which Bernard Knight exposes the final secret.
Responsibility: by the Medieval Murderers.

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Bermondsey Priory, 1114. A young chaplain succumbs to the temptations of the flesh - and suffers a gruesome punishment. From that moment, the monastery is cursed and over the next five hundred years murder and treachery abound within its hallowed walls. A beautiful young bride found dead two days before her wedding. A ghostly figure that warns of impending doom. A plot to depose King Edward II. Mad monks and errant priests ... even the poet Chaucer finds himself drawn into the dark deeds and violent death which pervade this unhappy place.

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