A Tournament of Murders

A Tournament of Murders

The Franklin's Tale of Mystery and Murder as He Goes on Pilgrimage From London to Canterbury

Book - 1997
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A knight is compelled to avenge his father's death

Blackwell North Amer
In Chaucer's Canterbury Tales,the pilgrims narrate tales during the days of their journeys to Canterbury, while in this brilliant series, each pilgrim entertains the company at night with a tale of murder or mystery.
As Chaucer's pilgrims take shelter for the night around a roaring fire in a friary, The Franklin narrates a mysterious, bloody story set in 1356 with the victory of the Black Prince at Poitiers. During the fight, a young squire, Richard Greenele, lies dying and reveals to his knight, Gilbert Savage, information leading to the discovery of his true parentage and the dreadful secrets surrounding his father's disgraceful death. As the truth evolves into a heinous tale of duplicity and murder, and a search for the lawyer, Hugo Coticol, who holds a sealed letter containing the facts, Gilbert is compelled to avenge his father's death.

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When a medieval knight, Gilbert Savage, learns from his dying squire the true nature of his heritage and his father's disgraceful death, he vows to avenge his family's name.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780312170486
Branch Call Number: F DOH
Characteristics: 249 p. : 21 cm


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bookfanatic1979 Nov 14, 2013

Well, aside from the book jacket completely mixing up the main storyline, this was a charming entry. The characters were well-written and the setting was spot-on. My only complaint is that Doherty went for the obvious ending. I’ve come to expect more from him, and I was disappointed to see him take the easy way out.


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