A Thomas the Falconer Mystery Summer 1593; plague rages in London, and the people of southern England watch anxiously as the infection spreads. Meanwhile in rural Berkshire, there is great excitement in the isolated village of Lambourn, where a family of itinerant bell-founders has arrived to forge a new church bell. But the peace of a warm summer's night is brutally shattered when one of the churchwardens ? a kindly old man without any enemies ? is found dead in the woods. Unease stalks the Downlands; ancient superstitions surface along with old hostilities, and Thomas the Falconer is charged by his master to restore order. But despite attempts to cover up the churchwarden's death, he soon realizes he seeks a murderer. In this, his fifth mystery, Thomas faces opposition from a fire-breathing Puritan minister as well as from ruthless landowners, before he finally uncovers the truth; which leads back almost four decades, to the burning of Protestant martyrs under Queen Mary?
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Mystery + Crime, Literary Genres + Types of Novels