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A Shrine of Murders: Being the First of the Canterbury Tales of Kathryn Swinbrooke, Leech, and Physician

Grace, C. L.

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ISBN 10: 0312093888 / ISBN 13: 9780312093884
Editorial: New York, NY, U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 1993, 1993
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Hardback, Near Fine in a Fine Minus DJ, 1st edition; light wear to DJ and small amount of chipping to spine ends of mylar protected DJ, no names or internal markings. A medieval mystery featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke, the first in the series, set to the backdrop of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, 8vo., 195 pages., 0.0 0.0 0.0. N° de ref. de la librería 14736

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Título: A Shrine of Murders: Being the First of the ...

Editorial: New York, NY, U.S.A.: St. Martin's Press, 1993

Año de publicación: 1993

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Dust Jacket Included

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When a series of murders paralyzes the town of Canterbury in the fifteenth century, physician and chemist Kathryn Swinbrooke, assisted by bumbling Irish soldier Colum Murtagh, searches for a killer with literary tastes and rather personal motives.

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The unsettling, seemingly anachronistic figure of a serial killer haunts this otherwise convincing recreation of 15th-century Canterbury written under a pseudonym by P. C. Doherty ( The Masked Man and The Fate of Princes ). Kathryn Swinbrooke is an independent practitioner of medicine, discovering the benefits of an apple-rich diet for teeth, and prescribing herbs and vinegar for almost every known malady. Canterbury's tourist trade, already jeopardized by the War of the Roses, is further imperiled by a spate of poisoned pilgrims, each corpse accompanied by the appearance of a line or two of rough verse, in style remarkably similar to Geoffrey Chaucer's soon-to-be famous work. Suspecting the murderer is a doctor, the Archbishop asks for Kathryn's help. In a fascinating hunt that pits her against the august town physicians, Kathryn is aided only by her wits, her foul-mouthed, warmhearted servant Thomasina, and Colum Murtagh, a powerful Irish mercenary. While successfully demythologizing the period and people, the author offers thoughtful insights into such modern concerns as wife-beating and feminism.
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