Book List:31 titles
  • Set in an alternate version of the early twenty-first century, Brennan is Bernard Knight’s masterful retelling of the Arthurian myth in a dystopian modern world setting. Former soldier Brennan was one of only a few thousand British survivors of a...


  • An epic historical novel by award-winning author Bernard Knight, which tells the story of Madoc, a Welsh prince who, legend says, was one of the first people to discover the continent of North America....


  • Renowned pathologist John Hardy is thinking of leaving his job following the death of his wife – but when a series of women are found murdered, leaving police baffled, it's up to Hardy to try and crack one last big case. The odds are against him ...


  • A classic murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Bernard Knight, set during the 1960s and featuring dastardly deeds in the infamous Tiger Bay area of Cardiff. Local good-for-nothing Iago Price gets more than he bargains for when he sets himself up ...


  • A classic murder mystery by acclaimed author Bernard Knight. When a beautiful woman is found dead in a wrecked car, it’s assumed that she simply lost control and crashed while drunk – a sad but not unfamiliar story. Soon, though, a series of even...


  • A classic murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Bernard Knight. Jackie Stott, Tyneside boxer turned nightclub owner – and criminal – seeks to evade the Newcastle police as he stumbles from one dodgy deal to another. When Jackie gets involved i...


  • A classic murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Bernard Knight, set in London and Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Simon Smith, an ex-Army man with a gift for languages, is drafted in by a shady businessman to do some ‘work’ in the USSR. ...


  • A classic murder mystery by acclaimed author Bernard Knight. When some boys find a human bone in a cave in Cardiganshire, Wales, a case that has gone unresolved for over thirty years suddenly springs back into life. For that grisly find is only the s...


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    A classic murder mystery by acclaimed crime writer Bernard Knight. When super-rich Margaret Walker is found dead after a wild party, people assume it was an overdose - until a knife wound, almost invisible, is discovered on her body. But who would ha...






  • How a humble Devon knight became a king’s coroner: the thrilling prequel to the perennially popular Crowner John medieval mystery series. 1192. Returning from the Holy Land at the end of the Third Crusade with Richard the Lionheart, King of Engl...


  • A fifties murders mystery set in Malaya from author of the ‘Crowner John’ books. Arriving in Singapore, newly-qualified pathologist Tom Howden is still questioning his decision to sign on for three years in Her Majesty's Far East Land Forces....


  • Home Office pathologist Doctor Richard Pryor is pleased when forensic biologist Angela Bray is able to return earlier than expected to their new and thriving private forensic consultancy, following the quick recovery of her mother from a stroke. Toge...


  • A forensic mystery of the 1950s - After starting their risky venture of a private forensic consultancy, Doctor Richard Pryor -- now a Home Office pathologist -- and forensic biologist Angela Bray have now become firmly established. An apparent bizarr...


  • Forensic pathologist Richard Pryor uses his ‘golden handshake’ to set up in private practice with scientist Angela Bray. A friendly coroner gives them a start, and when two women both claim that human remains found near a reservoir are their rela...


  • The 14th gripping murder mystery to feature 12th century coroner, Crowner John With the city of Exeter ravaged by an outbreak of the "yellow plague," Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, must divide his time between visiting his sick brother, Wi...


  • It is April 1196. At the command of King Richard and his Chief Justiciar Hubert Walter, county coroner Sir John de Wolfe--along with his officer Gwyn of Polruan and clerk Thomas de Peyne--has left Exeter for London where he is to become the first Cor...


  • When an unidentified body is discovered in the harbor town of Axmouth, the county coroner Sir John de Wolfe is summoned to investigate. The manner of the young man's death is a matter of some dispute, but it was clearly no accident. In the ensuing mu...


  • Exeter, 1195. During renovations at the new school in Smythen Street, funded by Crowner John's brother-in-law Richard de Revelle, a semi-skeletalized body is found in the loft of an outhouse. The coroner is called in to investigate. When the dead man...


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    The Latin inscription carved on the gleaming blade read “He who lives in falsehood slays his soul; he who lies, his honor.” If only they had known how true those words would prove to be. The Sword of Shame was lovingly crafted by a Saxon swordsmi...


  • 1195. Prince John still plots to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lionheart--and in his wicked schemes he is supported by Philip of France. The French king offers to help John financially by sending him a mysterious alchemist, a Mohamme...


  • October, 1195. High-spirited young knights, drunken squires, pickpockets and horse thieves are pouring into Exeter for a one-day jousting tournament. Not even the discovery of a naked corpse in the River Exe can spoil the excitement. During the tour...


  • Probably the most romantic, exciting and yet most tragic story in the history of medieval Wales. It is the true story of Princess Nest and the Lord Owain ap Cadwgan, Prince of Powys in the years after the Norman invasion, based on the 'Chronicles of ...


  • Exeter, 1195. When a prominent burgess and guild-master falls dead across his horse, Crowner John declines to hold an inquest as the man had been complaining of chest pains and shows no signs of injury. Events take a sinister turn, however, when a st...


  • December, 1194. The well-born ladies of Exeter are not having a good week. First, Christina Rifford, the daughter of a rich merchant, is raped. Then, just months before her marriage, Lady Adele de Courcy is found dead in one of the poorest areas of t...


  • Much of the county lies under the iron rule of the Royal Forest laws, with all hunting reserved to the King. The penalty for killing a deer is mutilation or death, and these harsh laws are rigorously upheld by the King’s foresters, notorious for th...


  • In May 1195, Sir John de Wolfe is summoned to inspect a corpse in Exeter’s cathedral precinct. Aaron of Salisbury, a Jewish money-lender, has been found dead, his head enveloped in a brown leather money bag, a scrap of folded parchment clutched in ...


  • When coroner Sir John de Wolfe is summoned to investigate the murder of a tin miner, he has little idea how difficult this new investigation will prove to be. The victim worked for the powerful mine owner, Walter Knapman, and the motive seems to be s...


  • Gilbert de Rideford is a Knight of the Temple of Solomon, and an old acquaintance from Crowner John's crusading days. He claims to have come into possession of a secret that could shake Christendom to its foundations—and he desperately needs John's...


  • November, 1194 AD. Apointed by Richard the Lionheart as the first coroner for the county of Devon, Sir John de Wolfe, recently returned from the Crusades, rides out to the lonely moorland village of Widecombe to hold an inquest on an unidentified bod...






  • A historical "whodunnit", set in Devon. It is Christmas Eve, 1194, and Crowner (coroner) John de Wolfe is called to examine the body of a canon who has apparently hanged himself. As usual, the corrupt and vengeful sheriff, Richard de Revelle, erects ...


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