Review: The King’s Justice

The King's Justice (Stanton & Barling, #1)The King’s Justice by E.M. Powell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

An enjoyable read, a wonderful mystery, and the development of an interesting partnership – though I wouldn’t particularly want to live in the village to which Stanton and Barling are sent. Originally despatched to investigate and deliver justice in connection with one secret murder, our heroes Stanton and Barling find themselves faced with four more in short order, and despite neither of them wishing to be there – let alone together – the pair of King’s men manage to both survive and get to the bottom of the intrigue.

Faithful to the historical period in which it is set, this work of fiction provides the reader with a glimpse into the times of King Henry II, particularly in terms of his legal reforms, while drawing them deeper into the intrigue that surrounds the village and the murders that take place therein.

Well researched and well written, this novel comes highly recommended.

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