The Foxes of Warwick by Edward Marston
(Domesday Books, Vol. 9)

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Henry Beaumont keeps a renowned pack of foxhounds: quick, brave and ruthless at the kill. Yet one December hunt, the dogs uncover more than a fox in the woodlands-brushing aside dead leaves, Beaumont finds the crushed body of Martin Reynard, a former member of his own household. Enraged, Henry swears to find the killer, though he is not trained in investigation. Before long his hot head and rudimentary skills lead him to arrest a man of questionable guilt.

Luckily, Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret are in the area to settle a land dispute and are available to lend their expertise. Upon close consideration of the circumstances leading up to the grisly murder, the two Domesday Commissioners begin a full-scale investigation designed to bring the true murderer to justice, whoever he may be. Full of the impeccable historical detail for which Edward Marston is known, The Foxes of Warwick is a gripping mystery sure to fascinate both longtime fans and readers new to the Domesday series.
 

About Edward Marston

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Edward Marston is the author of eight previous novels in the Domesday series. He has also written an Edgar Award nominated series set in the theaters of Elizabethan England. He lives in the United Kingdom.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by Headline. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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William the Conqueror’s crusty royal commissioner Ralph Delchard, leading an entourage to remote Warwick Castle to settle a land dispute for constable Henry Beaumont, is buoyed by the presence of his wry wife Golde.

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Summoned to Warwick to settle a land dispute, king's commissioners Gervase Bret and Ralph Delchard find themselves caught up in the murder investigation.

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