Manor Of Death

Author(s): Knight, Bernard


When an unidentified body is discovered in the harbour town of Axmouth, twenty miles from Exeter, Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner is called to investigate. The manner of the young man's death is a matter of some dispute - but, as Sir John soon discovers, it was no accident. The victim did not drown, as the manor reeve alleges, but was strangled to death. In the ensuing murder investigation, Sir John is frustrated by what appears to be a conspiracy of silence among the seamen and townsfolk. Just what is the local population trying to hide? As Crowner John is to learn, there are those who would go to any length to ensure the shocking truth remains hidden. And the coroner must draw on all his resources of courage, cunning and determination if he is to escape from Axmouth with his life.


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"Detection and suspense are combined with historical authenticity." --"Daily Mail"

Professor Bernard Knight, CBE, became a Home Office Pathologist in 1965 and was appointed Professor of Forensic Pathology, University of Wales College of Medicine, in 1980. During his 40-year career with the Home Office, he performed over 25,000 autopsies, and was involved in many high profile cases, including that of Fred and Rose West, and the child killer, Mary Bell. The author of numerous popular and academic non-fiction books, he has written eleven novels in the Crowner John mystery series. Professor Knight lives in Cardiff.

General Fields

  • : 9781416525943
  • : Simon & Schuster
  • : Pocket Books
  • : 0.202
  • : August 2008
  • : 178mm X 111mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Knight, Bernard
  • : Paperback
  • : 823.914
  • : 384
  • : maps