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The Alehouse Murders by Maureen Ash
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Mar 17, 12

bookshelves: bookcrossing, skim-read-til-the-end, thought-i-was-gonna-like
Read on March 17, 2012

I've had this on my BookCrossing shelf for a little bit. I picked it up at a local book sale thinking I might like is, hoping it would lead to a series of books like Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael or Kate Sedley's Roger the Chapman. (I'm especially bereft because there will be no more of Ariana Franklin's Mistress of the Art of Death series.) I found a decent enough mystery, but not one that grabbed me with the characters. Maybe it's the cold I'm battling, but about 3/4 the way through, I just found myself not really caring much any more, and skim read til the end. No doubt I missed the best part of the story, but I can live with that.

Basic plot: Bascot de Marin, a Templar Knight, somewhat out of sync with his faith, finds himself drawn in to helping solve the deaths of four people on the eve of the Lincoln Fair.

This is the first book in a series, and should I stumble upon another, I will give it a try.
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