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By Edward Marston -
William the Conqueror’s Commissioners, on their nationwide progress to investigate irregularities in the property census, arrive in Exeter just as there’s ...Read Review
1085, and Ralph Delchard leads a team of commissioners investigating land ownership for William the Conqueror’s Great Survey. He arrives at his lodgings ...Read Review
The investigative commission of the Royal census, headed by Ralph Delchard and Gervaise Bret, enters Norwich city to a warm welcome from sheriff ...Read Review
On their Royal Commission to investigate, ah, irregularities in the Royal census, the very able team of Delchard, Bret, Canon Hubert, and clerk ...Read Review
Inspector Colbeck and his assistant Sergeant Leeming are called into a case for two reasons: the crime was committed on the railway, and ...Read Review
England, 1086. In the author’s fifth Domesday adventure, we follow Ralph Delchard, a Norman soldier, and Gervase Bret, a talented lawyer, who work ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Marston is a prolific author, and confident in his art. Here’s a brisk murder-mystery set in the aftermath of the Conquest, following ...Read Review
When you turn over a stone, what may crawl out? Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret are on a Royal Commission to investigate any ...Read Review
This is the fourth in the author’s Domesday series. Marston is a highly prolific author with dozens of books under his belt ...Read Review
In 1086, William the Conqueror set out to record every acre, every item, and who owned what in his new conquest, England. Inevitably, there ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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