The Hawks of Delamere

By Edward Marston,

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Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, is enraged when his hawk is killed by an arrow in the Forest of Delamere. When two poachers are caught, he orders their execution yet neither of them fired the arrow. As Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret come to Cheshire to settle a series of…

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Edward Marston is a really prolific writer – he’s written seven or eight series of historical novels.

My personal favourite is the Domesday series, which follows the adventures of a group of men ordered to put right any mistakes in the Domesday Book, which William the Conqueror used to tax his English subjects. En route, Ralph Delchard and his colleagues also find time to solve a brand new crime – proto-private detectives, I suppose. The book roisters along with some strong female characters to lighten the masculine darkness.

The main reason I chose this is because when I read it…

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