Friday, January 3, 2014

Rest Not In Peace {review}

Rest Not in Peace by Mel Starr

About the book

Master Hugh, surgeon and bailiff, is asked to provide a sleeping potion for Sir Henry Burley, a friend and guest of Lord Gilbert at Bampton Castle. Sir Henry--with his current wife, a daughter by a first wife, two knights, two squires, and assorted servants--has outstayed his welcome at Bampton.

The next morning, Sir Henry is found dead, eyes open, in his bed. Master Hugh, despite shrill accusations from the grieving widow, is asked by Lord Gilbert to determine the cause of death . . . which had nothing to do with the potion.

The sixth tale following Hugh de Singleton, Rest Not in Peace is sure to find its place among fans of detective and medieval historical fiction.

My thoughts

Once again Mel Starr has given us an excellent story with his six book  in this series once again featuring Hugh de Singleton! I love all of the medieval  history. Mr. Starr does through and thoughtful research of this time period and gives you a real feeling of what living during this period in time was like.

Once again we find Hugh in a situation of solving a murder. I love the different hats that Hugh wears, surgeon, herbalist and bailiff. What a different world to live in compared to today’s world of one single career choice!

I loved the mystery aspect of the story. Enough to keep you guessing trying to figure out who the culprit is!

This book series is intriguing and I am looking forward to the next book in the series!

About the Author

Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years, thirty-five of those in Portage, MI, where he retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.

disclosure: I received a copy of this book from Kregel Publications in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

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