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A Trail of Ink by Melvin R. Starr
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Feb 28, 2011

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bookshelves: first-reads, historical-fiction, crime-sleuth-mystery
Read from April 29 to May 02, 2011 — I own a copy

This is an excerpt from the journal of Hugh de Singleton, a fictional surgeon and bailiff in medieval Oxford, England. It is a record of his investigation into the theft of a collection of books from Master John Wyclif, an historical Warden of Canterbury Hall. At the time of his search, however, he is also courting young Kate Caxton, who has also caught the fancy of the despicable son of the current Sheriff of Oxford. This relationship is both a help and a distraction, especially as it becomes evident that the Sheriff's son may have had something to do with the theft. The language takes some getting used to, but it is perfect for the 'journal' style. My only real complaint is in the abruptness of the ending, but even that possesses a realism against which it is hard to argue.

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