Disease. threat. loss of life. Sir Hugh Corbett returns...
Hugh Corbett is takes up a lifetime of hazard over again in darkish Serpent, the eighteenth novel in Paul Doherty's sequence. Perfect for enthusiasts of Susanna Gregory and Robin Hobb.
After his fresh unveiling of a devious murderer, Sir Hugh Corbett has back to carrier because the Keeper of the key Seal, begrudgingly admitting that his urge for food for experience has once more been whetted.
Summoned to satisfy the King to be congratulated on their interact, Corbett and Ranulf study of the demise of Corbett's shut good friend, Ralph Grandison. Ralph, a leper, has been came across lifeless in a rowing boat, a dagger thrust via his chest. yet this homicide isn't the first of its sort. different sufferers of the sanatorium within which Ralph used to be staying have equally slaughtered and it kind of feels as if the lepers, all former knights of the Royal family, are being targeted.
The discovery that Ralph used to be killed via no usual weapon, yet a poison dagger that when belonged with the Crown Jewels earlier than being famously stolen, leads Corbett down a fancy direction, the place the chance of illness performs out opposed to the backdrop of discovering an murderer who will use any capacity essential to kill. As Corbett places himself within the direction of maximum probability, will he live to tell the tale to work out one other day?
What readers are announcing approximately Dark Serpent:
'A successful return for Sir Hugh Corbett'
'Lots of twists and turns - i could not wait to determine who the killer was'
'Highly prompt. Historical fiction at its best'
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