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The Maiden Bell (A Thomas the Falconer Mystery #5)

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A Thomas the Falconer Mystery Summer 1593; plague rages in London, and the people of southern England watch anxiously as the infection spreads. Meanwhile in rural Berkshire, there is great excitement in the isolated village of Lambourn, where a family of itinerant bell-founders has arrived to forge a new church bell. But the peace of a warm summer's night is brutally shatt ...more
Hardcover, 218 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2005)
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Cassian Russell
This book in the series of mysteries centered on Thomas the Falconer continues with the same strengths: interesting setting, diverse range of characters, excitement, and a convoluted mystery. This one, however, rises above the earlier ones in terms of its more compelling disentangling. I am not quite sure how to put it; perhaps this: all the disparate strands are pulled more tightly into a convincing resolution.
A crime story set in the 1500s, it kept me turning the pages. I liked the characters, in particular Thomas the falconer who solves the crime. It seems to be one of a series and I will definitley be looking out for others.
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John Pilkington wrote radio plays back in the 1980s before stepping things up a notch and scribbling down television scripts for the BCC. He then went onto write historical mystery novels for children.
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