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The Resource The first murder : a historical mystery, by the Medieval Murderers (Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden)

The first murder : a historical mystery, by the Medieval Murderers (Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden)

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The first murder : a historical mystery
Title
The first murder
Title remainder
a historical mystery
Statement of responsibility
by the Medieval Murderers (Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden)
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Language
eng
Summary
A sudden snowstorm in late December 1199 means that two parties of travellers are forced to abandon their journeys and take refuge in the bustling market town of Carmarthen. Unfortunately, the two groups, one representing the Archbishop of Canterbury and one comprising canons from St David's Cathedral, are bitter opponents in a dispute that has been raging for several months. When an enigmatic stranger appears, and requests permission to stage The Play of Adam, which he claims will alleviate tensions and engender an atmosphere of seasonal harmony, the castle's constable, Sir Symon Cole, refuses on the grounds that encouraging large gatherings of angry people is likely to end in trouble, but his wife Gwenllian urges him to reconsider. At first, it appears she is right, and differences of opinions and resentments do seem to have been forgotten in the sudden anticipation of what promises to be some unique entertainment. Unfortunately, one of the Archbishop's envoys, the one chosen to play the role of Cain, dies inexplicably on the eve of the performance, and there is another 'accident' at the castle, which claims the life of a mason. Throughout the ages, the play is performed in many guises, but each time bad luck seems to follow after all those involved in its production
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6113.E22
LC item number
F57 2012
Literary form
novels
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Medieval Murderers (Writers group)
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1958-
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  • Gregory, Susanna
  • Knight, Bernard
  • Maitland, Karen
  • Morson, Ian
  • Gooden, Philip
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Great Britain
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The first murder : a historical mystery, by the Medieval Murderers (Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden)
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
1521769
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 373 pages
Isbn
9781849837378
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012288374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1521769
  • (OCoLC)780335299
Label
The first murder : a historical mystery, by the Medieval Murderers (Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden)
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1521769
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 373 pages
Isbn
9781849837378
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012288374
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1521769
  • (OCoLC)780335299

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