The Nightingale Gallery by Paul Harding
Being the First of the Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan

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Brother Athelstan, a young medieval Dominican monk who moonlights as a clerk to the coroner, assists in murder investigations and comes to understand how dark and villainous the human heart can be.
 

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Published May 1, 1992 by William Morrow & Co. 252 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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 P.C. Doherty, writing as Harding, launches yet another historical mystery series, this one featuring a medieval coroner of Falstaffian girth and deplorable manners, Sir John Cranston, and his able assistant, Brother Athelstan, a guilt-riddled Dominican, who takes careful notes of crime scenes, ...

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Together with his clerk, Brother Athelstan, a canny priest with a ``nose for mischief,'' Cranston ferrets out a fiendish plot that reverberates with intrigue in high places.

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Fourteenth-century London provides the setting for Harding's evocative, scrupulously researched period mystery.

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