From Book 1: “The author has an encyclopedic knowledge of the social conditions of the time of Richard I and a great eye for the physical aspect of the countryside as it would have appeared then and the influence of monasteries and the Church. I look forward to more stories about Faucon.” ~John Matthews, retired British Coroner
A MILLER FOUND UNDER HIS WHEEL
It’s 1194 and Sir Faucon de Ramis, the shire’s newly appointed Keeper of the Pleas, must do his duty and make an official declaration of the cause of a miller’s death. Saddled with a clerk who names Faucon his ‘penance’, the shire’s first Crowner must thread the tangled relationships between the sheriff, the village of Priors Holston and the priory that once ruled it. As a simple task takes a turn to the political, what seems obvious isn’t and what appears safe turns out to be more dangerous than he could imagine.