Second in the Hugh Corbett medieval mystery series, in which the Chancellor sends Corbett north to Scotland to investigate the death of their King Alexander. An accident? Or a carefully plotted murder? This is a short book and yet it seemed to take me quite awhile to read. I find the writing style a bit plodding and difficult to get through, and my mind wandered a lot. The subject matter and detail did keep me interested enough to complete it, though. There are certainly many historical mystery series that I enjoy more and I'm not sure when I will get back to this one again.
Anyone interested in English medieval murder and mystery will enjoy this series of Hugh Corbett, master clerk and spy for King Edward III.
Written in the vein of his Brother Anselem series which really need to be read in sequence to follow the lives and years of their exploits.
All stories are different so makes for avid reading.