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Tintern Treasure (Roger the Chapman #21)

3.86  ·  Rating Details  ·  107 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
An important discovery puts Roger the Chapman's life in danger . . . - In the autumn of 1483, Roger goes on an errand of mercy to Hereford, where he is caught up in the Duke of Buckingham's rebellion against the new king, Richard III. Roger takes refuge in Tintern Abbey, but on his return to Bristol, a murder and a series of house robberies lead him to the eventual discove ...more
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Published December 15th 2012 by Severn House Digital (first published July 1st 2012)
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Spuddie
Feb 05, 2016 Spuddie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hard to believe we're already at the twenty-first book in this delightful historical mystery series. This book is set in 1483, and Duke Richard of Gloucester has just been enthroned as King of England. Roger Chapman, who has done quiet work for the King and his spymaster, Timothy Plummer, is making an unplanned visit to Gloucester at the behest of his wife Adela, and discovers that the feeling in the countryside is not all going in the King's favor--rebellion is fomenting. In a horrible bout of ...more
Patricia O'Sullivan
Roger Chapman is a peddler who has, quite by accident, become an agent of King Richard III. His reputation as the king’s man has made Roger a minor celebrity in his home town of Bristol, but Roger feels his relationship with the controversial king is often more of a burden than a boon. In this, the twentieth installment of Roger’s story, he must uncover a plot against the king before there is open rebellion in England and before the mutinous agents of Henry Tudor follow through on their threats ...more
Kathy
Jan 22, 2015 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars for me
moving right along to the following book in the series The Christmas Wassail.
These two latest books in Roger the Chapman series have familiar ring to me, but when I read earlier books in the series I was not tracking my books on goodreads so have no idea which of the books I read. I don't love the books enough to retrace.
Donna
This new book in the Roger the Chapman series which I have been reading for years turned up on the "hold shelf" for me just as I started re-reading "The Daughter of Time" for a book discussion. They are set in exactly the same time and concern themselves with the accession to the throne of Richard III and the rumor of the disappearance of the Princes in the Tower.

This series of historical mysteries has a much kindlier view of Richard than does Shakespeare -- perhaps influenced by Tey's work --
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Josephine
A really enjoyable novel from Kate Sedley. Roger Chapman is on great form again, solving another mystery in and around his native town of Bristol.
The Chapman series is a really good choice if you are looking for an easy to read, enjoyable, historical detective story. The author always gives a full historical background in the books (which have now progressed to the begining of the reign of Richard III) and she peppers the stories with little bits of folk lore, beliefs of the time, and a few Norm
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Marilyn
I have read all of the Roger Chapman books, so when I begin a new one it takes me awhile to get beyond the part that brings new readers up to speed on the characters. I always feel a bit bored until the plot gets under way, and then I get hooked and (once again) enjoy the novel. Sedley does a nice job of weaving the history of the monarchy into the lives of her book's characters. They are always interesting reads on several levels.
Gayle
Sep 29, 2013 Gayle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again, Kate Sedley provides us with an excellent mystery featuring Roger the Chapman. This time he attempts to discern what has been stolen from Tintern Abbey, as well as who murdered his traveling companion and has committed the attempted break-ins of all those who happened to be at Tintern Abbey at the time of the robbery. What was stolen and why? Does the robbery have anything to do with the Tudor Conspiracy?
Kate
Aug 10, 2012 Kate rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, history
Roger Chapman has been teetering on the edge of some major events in history over the past few books, and finally his patron is King Richard, with all the upheaval of the Little Princes in the Tower coming on. An interesting mystery although a little contrived, connecting current (to Roger) events with the distant English past. Can't wait to see how Sedley gets Roger and his newly larger family through to the Tudor era!
happy
Not a bad little mystery, if they gave half stars 3 1/2 - not great, but an entertaining read. This is set against the background of the events of Richard III's first year, including the rebellion of the Duke of Buckingham and the rumors about the Princes in the Tower
Denise
May 31, 2012 Denise rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love all the Roger the Chapman books, and this one is no different. The descriptions of life, especially for the lower classes, under the Lancastrian and Yorkist Kings are so vivid.
Judy Sutherland
Dec 13, 2013 Judy Sutherland rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is another good offering in a great series. Good light reading, strong characterisation, and a little bit of humour. Delightful.
Hapzydeco
A typical Roger the Chapman mystery. Sedley as always provides an entertaining read with a satisfactory conclusion.
Donna
Jun 03, 2013 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The books "Roger the Chapman" series are always very enjoyable to read.
Marty
Sep 18, 2013 Marty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoy Kate Sedley's midieval mysteries. This was not my favorite.
Charlene
Feb 27, 2013 Charlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not only a good mystery read but a history lesson too
Gary
Aug 13, 2013 Gary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series is always fun.
Anne Paul
Sep 14, 2013 Anne Paul rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good Edition to the series.
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Kate Sedley, the pen-name of Brenda Margaret Lilian Honeyman Clarke (born 1926) is an English historical novelist. She was born in Bristol and educated at The Red Maid's School, Westbury-on-Trym. She is married and has a son and a daughter, and one granddaughter.
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