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The Prodigal Son (Roger the Chapman #15)

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The latest title in the acclaimed Roger the Chapman series When Roger the Chapman discovers he has a hitherto unknown half-brother, he has mixed feelings about the matter. But when John Wedmore is accused of being the young page who, six years earlier, robbed his mistress and murdered a fellow servant, and is thrown into prison, Roger feels obliged to investigate the charg ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Severn House Publishers (first published 2006)
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Spuddie
May 04, 2011 Spuddie rated it it was amazing
#15 Roger the Chapman medieval mystery set in the UK. Roger is in the Green Lattis pub savoring an ale when a stranger approaches several people including the chapman, asking after news of his brother's ship that sailed from Bristol several weeks previously. There has been no news, but Roger thinks he's met the young man somewhere before, but can't quite place John Wedmore.

Until a day later when the sheriff comes calling, stating he's got young Mr. Wedmore in his jail, accused of being a thief
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LJ
THE PRODIGAL SON (Hist. Mys-Roger the Chapman-England-1480) – Good
Sedley, Kate – 15th in series
Severn House, 2006, UK Hardcover – ISBN: 0727863371

First Sentence: I first saw the strange young man whilst sipping a beaker of my favourite ale (the cheapest), sitting in a corner of the Green Lattis.

Roger the Chapman (peddler) encounters a young man, John Wedmore, learning he is a hitherto unknown half-brother. When John is accused of having been a woman’s page, six years ago and murdering a fellow s
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Joy
Sep 20, 2010 Joy rated it liked it
Ne'er do well Anthony Bellknapp, thought or hoped by his family to be dead, has returned to claim the inheritance long expected by his brother Simon. Anthony seems to love stirring up hatred against himself. After a few days every man on the estate and some women have reason to kill him.

Roger the Chapman is already investigating a death at Anthony's old home, on behalf of his own half-brother. Does the prodigal son of the title refer to Anthony or to John Wedmore? Like THE GREEN MAN of a couple
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Sarah Hearn
Jan 11, 2016 Sarah Hearn rated it really liked it
Not as good as other Roger the Chapman books but it improved as the story got closer to the denouement.
Marisa
Mar 23, 2013 Marisa rated it it was amazing
When Rogers half brother (who he did not know existed until that day) ends up in jail accused of being a page who robbed a family and killed their stewards wife and then disappeared Roger feels he must help him prove his innocence. However it becomes a lot more than that as he gets deeper into the case of what really happened that night 6 years before.
Marian
Apr 16, 2011 Marian rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Marian by: Me
More murder & mayhem for our intrepid chapman, Roger to solve. This time roger has to save a member of his family from the gallows.
Pam
May 30, 2008 Pam rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery
A great mystery series that more people should read.
Donna
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A good entry in this 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.
Her medieval historical whodunnits feature Roger the Chapman, who has given up a monk's cell for the freedom of peddling his wares on th
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