The Crooked Spire

The Crooked Spire

Book - 2013
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Orphaned by the Black Death, all John possesses are the tools that belonged to his father, a carpenter, and an uncanny ability to work wood. His travels bring him to Chesterfield, where he finds work erecting the spire of the new church. But no sooner does he begin than the master carpenter is murdered and John himself becomes a suspect. To prove his innocence John must help the coroner in his search for his killer, a quest that brings him up against some powerful enemies in a town where he is still a stranger and friends are few.--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, [United Kingdom] : The Mystery Press, an imprint of The History Press, 2013
ISBN: 9780752499178
Branch Call Number: MYS NICKS-C
Characteristics: 263 pages ; 20 cm


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Apr 25, 2016

An interesting mystery based in the aftermath of the Black Death in medieval England. It gives a fictional account of how Chesterfield Parish Church got its world famous crooked spire and the murder and mayhem that its construction caused. Sometimes the admissions of guilt are a bit hard to believe but it is still worth reading if this time period interests you.


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