The Bookseller's Tale : Oxford Medieval Mysteries

  • by Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by Philip Battley
  • Series: Oxford Medieval Mysteries
  • 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning. Soon, however, Nicholas finds evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his scholar friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind William's death, they learn that he was innocently caught up in a criminal plot. When their investigations begin to involve town, university, and abbey, Nicholas takes a risky gamble - and puts his family in terrible danger.


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Customer Reviews

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A vivid depiction of the past, with a mystery thrown in

Much fascinating details about life shortly after the Black Death, most of it accurate based on my reading, with an occasional mildly jarring anachronism. The bookseller is likeable & mostly sensible, except when he needs to be stupid to create the necessary plot crisis.

I look forward to seeing how this series develops.
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- Michelle


i surprisingly enjoyed this book.. does it rambke a bit.. yes. but still the story moved on fast enough and was goid enough for me to want to try the next.
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- Jennifer Chennell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-03-2017
  • Publisher: Ann Swinfen