The Unquiet Bones

The Unquiet Bones

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Hugh of Singleton, fourth son of a minor knight, has been educated as a clerk, usually a prelude to taking holy orders. However, feeling no certain calling despite a lively faith, he turns to the profession of surgeon, training in Paris and then hanging out his sign in Oxford. A local lord asks him to track the killer of a young woman whose bones have been found in the castle cess pit. She is identified as the impetuous missing daughter of a local blacksmith, and her young man, whom she had provoked very publicly, is in due course arrested and sentenced at the Oxford assizes. From there the tale unfolds, with graphic medical procedures, droll medieval wit, misdirection, ambition, romantic distractions and a consistent underlying Christian compassion.
Publisher: Monarch,� 2008
ISBN: 9781854248855
Branch Call Number: AF STAR

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The first book in the Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon Chronicles series.


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Debj1956 Sep 28, 2014

Author Melvin Starr does a good job of weaving history with fiction. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series.

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IV27HUjg
Jan 08, 2014

Large print or ebook would be nice for those who cannot read tiny print.

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lgc6972
Jun 12, 2012

Really good historical fiction, well researched and true to the times. I love historical fiction and found this book at Goodwill. I already have the second in the series and will read it next. I highly recomment it if you have any interest in the 1300's or early medicine or even if you just like a good mystery.

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Roundcat
Aug 11, 2010

Great beginning for a series. The mysteries were well thought out. I wonder whether the young surgeon, who solves the mysteries, would know as much as Hugh does.

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