Sunday, December 13, 2015
Death Riddle-Maureen Ash- An Anglo-Norman mystery- Fine period detail and mystery - 5 Stars!
A very fine and enjoyable book by Maureen Ash which I hope will be the first of a series?
"It is 1088 and England has been under Norman domination since the successful invasion of William of Normandy twenty-two years before. But William’s recent death has once again plunged the island kingdom into war. The town of Rochester is at the centre of the conflict."
Godric, a young Englishman, is blamed for a crime and claims sanctuary. Estrid, his widowed mother,daughter of an English thegn killed at the Battle of Hastings is determined to exonerate him.
All of this is played out against Odo Earl of Kent's occupation of the town after his troops fell in battle against King William Rufus.
A fine thriller and even better period novel of the first few decades of Norman occupation.
I loved it! Just released and free on KindleUnlimited