The King’s Investigator
Death in the Tower of London? This could give the place a bad reputation.
In King William’s new London fortress (so new it doesn’t have a tower yet), a dead body lies right outside his chamber door.
This could be murder as the victim is the widely hated Malf; so widely hated, virtually everyone is suspect.
Brother Hermitage, the King’s Investigator must be summoned; the King’s investigator who really doesn’t want to do the job at all anymore.
Fortunately, someone else seems very keen to take over: If you thought Brother Hermitage didn’t know what he was doing, Brother Peter is going to be a revelation.
But murder seems to be a routine feature of court intrigue:
Could it be a result of the dispute between the ghastly Le Pedvin, William’s favourite killer, and Ranulph de Sauveloy, his favourite administrator?
Could it be Malf’s own family, who really can’t wait for him to die until they inherit?
Could it be the Saxon rebels who are hiding in a very peculiar place close at hand?
Brother Hermitage, Wat the Weaver and Cwen have got to find out and as usual, it all goes wrong almost immediately. Find the killer or face the same fate themselves is a familiar old refrain.
But perhaps this time, Hermitage sees a way out. Could he really hand his hated job on to someone else; someone who really wants to do it?
Populated by old familiar faces from most of Hermitage’s nightmares, The King’s Investigator could be the very end….