Series: The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton
Genre: Historical Mystery
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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, he feels no real calling-despite his lively faith-and he turns to the profession of surgeon, training in Paris and then hanging his sign in Oxford. Soon after, a local lord asks Hugh de Singleton to track the killer of a young woman whose bones have been found in the castle cesspool. Through his medical knowledge, Singleton identifies her as the impetuous missing daughter of a local blacksmith. The young man she loved-whom she had provoked very publicly-is quickly arrested and sentenced at Oxford. But this is just the beginning of the tale. The story of Singleton's adventure unfolds with realistic medical procedures, droll medieval wit, romantic distractions, and a consistent underlying sense of Christian compassion.
Copy received from Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours for an honest review
I was a little surprised that I liked this book so much, but it really was an entertaining read. I personally like when authors are able to juggle different aspects of a story and do they do it well. Mel Starr presents a rich historical/ mystery. There were different elements of the story that worked out well. Hugh of Singleton was a great character and I really enjoyed reading about him. To me this was like a historical forensics. I thought the writing was good and the pacing of the story was successful. Anyone that likes history, mysteries and the historical aspect of medicine will really enjoy this story.
Praise for The Unquiet Bones“This skilfully woven story is a delight to read. The setting is exceptionally well crafted. Highly recommended.” —Davis Bunn, best-selling author
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About the AuthorMel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years, thirty-five of those in Portage, where he retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.
For more information please visit Mel Starr's website.
The Unquiet Bones Blog Tour ScheduleMonday, December 1
Review at Carpe Librum
Wednesday, December 10
Review & Giveaway at Broken Teepee
Thursday, December 18
Review & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Obsession
Friday, December 19
Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More
Saturday, December 20
Review at Book Nerd
Monday, December 22
Review at Flashlight Commentary
Friday, December 26
Spotlight at Layered Pages
Monday, December 29
Review at A Book Geek
Spotlight at CelticLady's Reviews
Tuesday, December 30
Review at My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews
Review & Giveaway at Words and Peace
Wednesday, December 31
Review at Beth's Book Nook Blog
Friday, January 2
Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
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