The Study of Murder

The Study of Murder

by Susan Mcduffie

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Oxford, 1374: At the command of the Lord of the Isles, Muirteach and his wife Mariota accompany Donald, the lord's surly thirteen-year-old son, to Oxford. Shortly after their arrival a winsome tavern maid disappears. Muirteach attempts to help Undersheriff Grymbaud with the investigation, as well as keep Donald at his studies and out of the taverns. He has little success with either venture. Mariota thirsts to attend medical lectures at the schools and seeks a way to gain admittance to these classes.
An Oxford master is brutally bludgeoned to death, and Grymbaud asks Muirteach to investigate the slaying. The arrest of an aged servant for the murder stirs the ever-simmering discord between townsfolk and university students. Then Mariota vanishes.
Gleaning clues from a cryptic manuscript and desperate to save his wife, a determined Muirteach tracks a wily killer through a dark and twisted labyrinth of deceit.

New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards Finalist Best Historical Novel 2013

"THE STUDY OF MURDER is a worthy addition to Susan McDuffie's 14th century mystery series. Muirteach and Mariota may be in an alien world, but neither town nor gown can match their clever wits in solving crime. A treat for those of us eager for a fresh era, well-integrated history, and a host of interesting characters." Priscilla Royal, author of the Prioress Eleanor/Brother Thomas mysteries
"If you like your mysteries very well written, interspersed with history, and a cozy wit and charm, THE STUDY OF MURDER is a lesson you can't afford to miss!" WTF Are You Reading

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940162767039
Publisher: Liafinn Press
Publication date: 12/26/2020
Series: The Muirteach MacPhee Mysteries , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 656,372
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Susan McDuffie has been a devotee of historical fiction since her childhood, when she believed she had mistakenly been born in the wrong century. Her historical mysteries set in medieval Scotland are inspired by tales she heard as a child about her own clan's role as "Keeper of the Records" for the medieval Lords of the Isles. The Muirteach MacPhee Mysteries include A MASS FOR THE DEAD, THE FAERIE HILLS (New Mexico Book Awards Best Historical Novel 2011), THE STUDY OF MURDER (New Mexico Book Awards finalist 2014), and THE DEATH OF A FALCON (New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards Best Mystery 2018). Susan lives in New Mexico and shares her life with a Native American artist and several cosseted cats. She loves to hear from readers and can be contacted through her website or her Facebook page

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