Falconer and the Death of Kings (William Falconer #8)
by Ian Morson
Master William Falconer returns in this chilling and atmospheric medieval murder mystery. - Oxford, January 1273. When Regent Master William Falconer receives a cryptic message from Friar Roger, an old friend whose experimental scientific ideas the church consider heretical, he travels to Paris to find him. On arrival, he discovers his friend has been incarcerated in a fri...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Severn House Publishers
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Cleric and regent master at Oxford University, William Falconer, is called to Paris to learn about the Church’s condemnations of Aristotle while secretly meeting with his old friend, Roger Bacon, whose own teachings have been judged suspicious by Church officials. But while in Paris, Falconer and his assistant, Thomas, are drawn into the mystery of a series of strange deaths among medical students while also being requested by the new king of England to investigate the death of his young son and...more
Born in 1947 in the Midlands town of Derby into a working class family whose members either worked for Rolls-Royce or on the railways. Educated at the local grammar school with high academic standards. The school was one of the first to start teaching Russian. Won a scholarship to Oxford University in 1965, and studied Russian. At Oxford, developed a love of folk music, and regularly performed at...moreMore about Ian Morson...