Book Reviews of The Sanctuary Seeker (Crowner John, Bk 1)

The Sanctuary Seeker (Crowner John, Bk 1)
The Sanctuary Seeker - Crowner John, Bk 1
Author: Bernard Knight
ISBN-13: 9780743492058
ISBN-10: 0743492056
Publication Date: 4/1/2006
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster UK
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Historical mystery set in 12th century in the county of Devon, England where Richard the Lionheart has just implemented the first "county coroner" system. Unlike modern-day coroners, there is very little forensic work involved, since dissecting a human body would be looked at as heretical. However, the coroner does examine the body, question suspects and witnesses, holds inquests etc. This is a gritty, honest portrayal of the 12th century that doesn't gloss over the realities of life nor the morality and mores of the day. Loved it and have already ordered the second and third books in the series.
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Good start to a great series. Very interesting to look at how modern English detective work could have begun in Medieval England. I'd say Dr. Knight did his homework well. Thoroughly enjoyed.