My rating: 4 of 5 stars
More murder and intrigue for our eponymous hero, and more interactions with his French equivalent and long-term enemy.
Having recovered from previous injuries, Hugh Corbett is despatched by the KIng to investigate the death of one of the great lords of the realm, and finds himself cast into some local disturbances and ecclesiastical shenanigans. Using his love for the law and logic, Corbett manages to get to the bottom of everything in a most satisfactory way and, although he can’t bring the killer to immediate justice, makes sure that justice will eventually find them.
Another masterpiece from the pen of Paul Doherty whose works I thoroughly enjoying. The development of the main coterie of characters over the eleven novels in the series has been wonderful, and I can’t help but admire the way Doherty has developed them.