A Deadly Penance (Templar Knight Mystery Series #6)

A Deadly Penance (Templar Knight Mystery Series #6)

by Maureen Ash


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A new Templar Knight mystery from the author who "masterfully creates a medieval world full of rich historic detail." (National bestselling author Victoria Thompson)

Templar Bascot de Marins is summoned to Lincoln Castle to learn who murdered a servant engaged in an illicit affair with a married woman. Even though the jealous husband had a motive, Bascot's investigation uncovers a more shocking revelation about the victim that would give him any number of potential enemies...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780425243367
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/01/2011
Series: Templar Knight Mystery Series , #6
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,057,440
Product dimensions: 7.94(w) x 5.24(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Maureen Ash has had a lifelong interest in British medieval history. Visits to castle ruins and old churches have provided the inspiration for her novels. She lives in England.

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A Deadly Penance 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
GConradDietz More than 1 year ago
The Sixth but hopefully not the last of Maureen Ash's "A Templar Knight Mystery" series. The continuing challenges to Bascot de Marins to solve the newest murder with the help of Gianni is both well written and intriquing.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In a freezing February in 1203, Serjeant of the Castle Garrison Ernulf walks the ramparts when he discovers the corpse of visitor Aubrey Tercel, part of the retinue of Peternille de la Haye, sister of the hereditary castellan Nicolaa de la Haye. The victim was obviously shot by a specially made longbow that Nicolaa's late father gave her. Since the sheriff Gerald Camville is away, Ernulf informs Richard Camville, the son of Gerald and Ernulf. Richard and Ernulf conduct a preliminary investigation before telling Richard's mom, aunt and cousin Alinor de Humez. They send for the coroner Pinchbeck who arrives to collect a fee for the death, but also claims that he is busy so Richard should investigate. Nicolaa asks the Templar Preceptor d'Arderon if Knight Bascot de Marins can help with a homicide inquiry as he has solved murder mysteries before (see Shroud of Dishonor and Murder for Christ's Mass) Thus he comes to Lincoln Castle to team up with Richard and Alinor, and assisted by Gianni who he brought with him from the Italian streets. The obvious culprit is Simon Adgate the furrier who's much younger wife Clarice acts like her lover died. However, the case proves much more complicated with the roots born in 1177. For the first quarter of the latest Templar Knight mystery, Bascot does not appear as Richard and Ernulf start the investigation. The four detectives make a wonderful team as their discussions are intelligent and relevant. Fans of medieval cozies, set in a vividly described background in which readers will feel the cold, will enjoy A Deadly Penance. Harriet Klausner
Bill.Bradford on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a good series. A well told story but I has a sense that the story is somewhat of a placeholder. The overall flow of the series did not advance and there was not a lot of further character development. The mystery is well done, and the characters are interesting, but it looks like there is something coming and we needed an intermediate book to fill in just a few gaps to get there. I liked it, and it will be interesting to see where the series goes next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I relate to these characters so much as my ancestral family lived in the same time and place. Such good research is well written! Gordon Joslin
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this "historical" mystery very much. Very well written and enjoyed the characters, could almost feel as if I was back in that time period. Would love to find more Nook books available with Maureen Ash's "A Templar Knight Mystery" series. I prefer Mysteries set back in later time periods than in present day, I don't why but I do.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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