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Roger the Chapman (Fictitious character)

Works: 41 works in 136 publications in 3 languages and 13,601 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Historical fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English 
Classifications: PR6069.E323, 823.914
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Publications about Roger the Chapman (Fictitious character)
Most widely held works about Roger the Chapman (Fictitious character)
    Wheel of fate by Kate Sedley( Book )
    5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
    The intrepid peddler, Roger the Chapman, returns home after months on the road, only to learn that his wife has left him after hearing that he fathered an illegitimate child. Panicked, Roger follows his wife to London after learning she's staying with distant cousins, the Godsloves. After he pleads his case and his wife agrees to reconcile, Roger learns that the Godsloves believe they're under a curse; after urging from his wife, he investigates their claim. In the chaos of London in the wake of the death of King Edward IV, Roger employs all his considerable investigative skills to the Godslove case and eventually learns of a terrible secret from their past
    The Tintern treasure by Kate Sedley( Book )
    4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 733 libraries worldwide
    An important discovery puts Roger the Chapman's life in danger ... - In the autumn of 1483, Roger goes on an errand of mercy to Hereford, where he is caught up in the Duke of Buckingham's rebellion against the new king, Richard III. Roger takes refuge in Tintern Abbey, but on his return to Bristol, a murder and a series of house robberies lead him to the eventual discovery of the treasure stolen from the abbey on the night he was there. It also means great danger, not only for himself, but a member of his family
    The midsummer crown by Kate Sedley( Book )
    7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 716 libraries worldwide
    As Richard of Gloucester begins his bid for the English crown in 1483, Roger investigates the disappearance of a young boy whose tutor has been found murdered in an apparently locked room
    The three kings of Cologne by Kate Sedley( Book )
    9 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
    When the remains of Isabella Linkinhorne, who disappeared twenty years earlier and was known to have had three secret lovers, are discovered on nunnery land, Roger the Chapman is called in. Faced with the task of tracking down three people of whom he knows next to nothing, Roger nicknames them Caspar, Balthazar and Melchior after the Magi the Three Kings of Cologne
    The Green Man by Kate Sedley( Book )
    3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
    In 1482 an English army invades Scotland in order to put King James III's younger brother, the Duke of Albany on the Scottish throne. Albany insists that Roger Chapman be a member of his personal bodyguard, but a series of sinister events centred around the cult figure of the Green Man make Roger question Albany's true motive
    The holy innocents by Kate Sedley( Book )
    8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 681 libraries worldwide
    In 15th Century Britain, a mystery starring Roger the Chapman, a peddler turned sleuth. While in the village of Totnes he learns of the murder of two children and decides to find the killer. By the author of The Weaver's Tale
    The dance of death by Kate Sedley( Book )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 659 libraries worldwide
    Roger the Chapman is far from pleased when the Spymaster General to the King commands him to accompany the beautiful but manipulative Eloise Gray on a special journey to Paris, pretending to be her husband. Roger guesses that the French king is making overtures to the Duke of Burgundy on behalf of the Dauphin a move which could wreck the relationship with Englands staunch ally and most important customer for her wool exports . .
    The weaver's inheritance by Kate Sedley( Book )
    5 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 654 libraries worldwide
    Roger the Chapman's Christmastime rest is interrupted when the daughter of a wealthy Bristol weaver asks him to prove the man claiming to be her brother is a fraud
    The brothers of Glastonbury by Kate Sedley( Book )
    8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
    Roger the traveling chapman has agreed to escort a young bride, but they discover that first her bridegroom and then the bridegroom's brother have disappeared under mysterious circumstances which may relate to an ancient manuscript written in a strange language
    The Christmas wassail by Kate Sedley( Book )
    4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
    Christmas, 1483: Roger the Chapman is looking forward to twelve days of peace and celebration with his wife and children in Bristol. The family is particularly excited by the arrival of a troupe of mummers, who will perform their plays in the outer ward of the castle throughout the festival. But the gruesome murders of two of the town's most prominent and venerable citizens, both veterans of the French wars, scupper Roger's hopes as he is gradually drawn into the hunt for the killer
    The Saint John's fern : a Roger the Chapman medieval mystery by Kate Sedley( Book )
    6 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 619 libraries worldwide
    Feeling restless despite his happy new marriage, Roger the Chapman returns to Plymouth, where a brutal murder and a missing chief suspect have been chalked up to witchcraft activities
    The Burgundian's tale by Kate Sedley( Book )
    6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
    Fifteenth-century sleuth Roger the Chapman, whose fourth child has recently died, is summoned to London, where the son of one of the ladies-in-waiting to the Duchess of Burgundy has been beaten to death
    The prodigal son by Kate Sedley( Book )
    5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
    When Roger the Chapman discovers he has a hitherto unknown half-brother, he has mixed feelings about the matter. But when John Wedmore is accused of being the young page who, six years earlier, robbed his mistress and murdered a fellow servant, and is thrown into prison, Roger feels obliged to investigate the charge
    Nine men dancing by Kate Sedley( Book )
    3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
    In the bitter winter of 1478, Roger the Chapman takes to the roads once again to sell his wares. His long-suffering wife Adela is happy to let him go, on condition that he promises to return by the feast of St Patrick in March. Having sold most of his goods, Roger starts on the long road home, keen to surprise Adela by arriving home early for once. However, on the way, he stumbles upon the tiny village of Lower Brockhurst where he is immediately made welcome at the village alehouse. Overhearing conversations regarding the recent disappearance of a local girl, Roger's investigative instincts are instantly aroused, and he determines to stay awhile in order to try and solve the mystery. Had she really just vanished? Or had something much more sinister taken place? But Roger soon realises that there is more to the girl's story than meets the eye, and that the village harbours dark secrets that some people would do anything to prevent being discovered
    The Lammas feast by Kate Sedley( Book )
    4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
    It's July 1478, and business is good for Bristol's bakers during the lead up to Lammastide - 'Loaf-mass', the ancient harvest festival. But the shady Jasper Fairbrother's baking days are over when he's found face down with a knife in his back. Suspicion immediately falls on the mysterious Breton who'd arrived that day and had been seen having an argument with Fairbrother. But when it emerges that the Breton is also a suspected Lancastrian spy, Roger the Chapman wonders if suspicion of murder is merely a convenient pretext for the authorities to hunt down the Breton. True, there is no reason for Roger to take an interest in the case, and should he when he ought to be peddling his wares to provide for his new baby boy? But his curiosity and sense of justice is piqued - and before he finds out who murdered the baker, he is to become more than a little personally involved as some of the things nearest and dearest to his heart come under threat
    The midsummer rose by Kate Sedley( Book )
    4 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
    Roger the Chapman is not a superstitious man. He hears stories of murders and haunted houses around the market town of Bristol, and chooses to believe the more prosaic explanation every time. But when Roger is himself attacked in the very house where a woman murdered her violent husband thirty years previously, he is forced to admit that something strange is going on - particularly when everybody he encounters in the town denies seeing or hearing anything untoward in the notorious house that stormy night. And when his own wife refuses to believe his story, he starts to worry that he is losing his mind. An indignant - and instinctively curious - Roger puts his detective skills into action once again to find out who made the attempt on his life. He soon learns more and more about the strange old house and about the people of the market town of Bristol, some of whom have much more to hide than he would ever have believed
    The goldsmith's daughter by Kate Sedley( Book )
    4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and French and held by 526 libraries worldwide
    King Edward IV trembles as he decides the fate of his sibling. And Richard, Duke of Gloucester, plots, trying to find a way to save George from being put to death by their eldest -- and powerful -- brother, the King. So when the Duke sees his old and loyal servant, monk-turned-travelling salesman Roger the Chapman, among the crowd at the trial he recognises that he has a chance. If only the chapman-sleuth could prove that the kinswoman of the King's favorite leman hadn't poisoned her taciturn husband. If Isolda Bonifant, the daughter of a well-established London goldsmith, were innocent and her name cleared, then Edward's chief mistress -- cousin of the accused Isolda -- would be more than willing to do the wily Duke's bidding. But Roger the Chapman must act fast and, in a complex case like this one and with the pressure of Richard of Gloucester upon him, he can't simply rely on his intuition
    The weaver's tale by Kate Sedley( Book )
    5 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 483 libraries worldwide
    Roger Chapman, the 15th Century English monk turned sleuth, investigates the case of a man convicted of murdering someone who is still alive. The story is set against a backdrop of heretical religious movements and raids by Irish slavers. By the author of the Plymouth Cloak
    The eve of Saint Hyacinth by Kate Sedley( Book )
    6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
    A medieval mystery starring Roger the Chapman, sleuth and itinerant peddler. Political intrigue between England and France entices him away from his travels to find out who is planning to kill the Duke of Gloucester, brother of King Edward IV. By the author of The Plymouth Cloak
    The Plymouth cloak : the second tale of Roger the Chapman by Kate Sedley( Book )
    4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 431 libraries worldwide
    Roger the Chapman is to accompany Philip Underdown to a Brittany-bound ship at Plymouth, but animosity and dangerous enemies seem to follow them
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