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Murder Most Medieval: Noble Tales of Ignoble Demises (Murder Most)

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Murder Most Medieval is a collection of short stories set in medieval times in which murders are solved by the cleverest of methods. Included are stories by Peter Tremayne, Clayton Emery, and Ellis Peters.
Hardcover, 291 pages
Published June 1st 2000 by Cumberland House Publishing
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Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Just made it in time to count for 2017. I love historic murder mysteries and these did not disappoint. It was a bonus to be able to read one last Brother Cadfael. It is a great book to curl up with on a very cold night.
Kathy Davie
Feb 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history, mystery
An anthology of thirteen tales of medieval murder from low to high and with justice in between.

"Like a Dog Returning" (Sister Fidelma, 5.5??)
"Country of the Blind" (Tallifer, x.5)
"A Light on the Road to Woodstock" (Chronicles of Brother Cadfael, 0.5)

The Stories
Peter Tremayne's "Like a Dog Returning" is a dip into Sister Fidelma's travels in which she detects the true murderer of a much-beloved nun murdered 20 years earlier bringing justice to the memory of a monk wrongfully lynched. I hav
Sep 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
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This is a pretty even-handed collection of stories that involve murder and it's solution. The locations and characters are predominately English/Norman/Celtic, but there are dips here and there into the continent.

Most of the stories take place between 900 and 1400 AD, but there are flashbacks to earlier events in a couple of tales. While the major nobles/rulers are historically accurate, the background and technology of the tales may not be strictly so. However, these things are a firm second pl
Dec 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
I'm impressed there was really only one story in the collection that I thought wasn't up to the rest of the collection. And I enjoyed the Margaret Frazer story far more than any of the Dame Frevisse books, so I'm rather interested in hunting up one of her Joffrey books now.
Kathy Sebesta
Feb 20, 2012 rated it liked it
I really liked the final story by Ellis Peters, the rest were mostly ho-hum.
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Loved it! :) Intriguing short stories, easy read.
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Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel.

For the 1950s anthologist and publisher of Gnome Press, see Martin Greenberg.
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