Monday, January 23, 2012

Unhallowed Ground by Mel Starr

Genreimage- Fiction/Christian/Mystery/Medieval

Published by- Monarch Books

Copyrighted- 2011

Number of pages- 240

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-085721-058-6

This is the Fourth Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon.

A man has been found hanging from a tree.  Was it suicide or murder?

Many people have been harmed by Thomas atte Bridge, the man in the tree.  Hugh de Singleton is  the local bailiff and surgeon, so it is up to him to decide if he is going to pursue the case as a murder or let it stay a suicide.

Hugh decides that he is going to solve the murder and he hopes that it is not one of his friends that he will have to send to the gallows.

Who is guilty and who keeps trying to harm Hugh and Kate in their house?

Please go here to read an excerpt.

About the Author-


Mel Starr has taught history for many years in the  Michigan public school system.  He has studied medieval surgery and medieval English.  He is married and has two grown daughters and seven grandchildren.






My thoughts- I have not read any of the other books in this series, but I am going to have to get a hold of the other three books and any others that follow.

I couldn’t put this book down.  I thought I was in 1366 Bampton and living the mystery along with Hugh and Kate.

The dialogue and use of words from the 1300’s was great.  Many times when books are written for this time period the dialogue and use of vocabulary are not authentic.  This book shows how knowledgeable Mel Starr is in medieval surgery and medieval English.

I would highly recommend this book.  I am going to tell my local libraries about this book.  Go out and pick up a copy today!

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Unhallowed Ground by Mel Starr for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour. All links were current when posted. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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