Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Tainted Coin by Mel Starr

image_thumb7Genre- Fiction/Christian/Mystery/Medieval

Published by- Monarch Books

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 240

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- Paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-0-85721-250-4

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

 It is now the autumn of 1367 and Master Hugh is enjoying life with his wife.  He is asked to solve the murder of a traveling merchant.  The real mystery involves an ancient corroded coin found in the man’s mouth.  Master Hugh and his assistant, Arthur, need to find the murderers and the origin of the coin.  Along the way they become involved with a suffering monk, tyrannical abbot, and a maiden who has been kidnapped.

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 thought I was going to like this book based on the previous book and I was right.  The first thing I did was look at the glossary, so that I would know what all the words in the story meant.  I got very hungry when I read the glossary and now I need to figure out how to make the dishes which were mentioned.  Perhaps a couple of recipes would be great in the back of the book, so we can try dishes from the 1300’s.

The Tainted Coin was full of danger and intrigue.  I wasn’t sure what was going to happen to Master Hugh and Kate.  I didn’t think that Master Hugh and Arthur were ever going to solve the murder or get the kidnapped maiden home where she belongs.

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!

Here is my review of Unhallowed Ground.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The Tainted Coin 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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