The Witch Hunter, Paperback Book

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Exeter, 1195. When a prominent burgess and guild-master falls dead across his horse, Crowner John declines to hold an inquest as the man had been complaining of chest pains and shows no signs of injury.

Events take a sinister turn, however, when a straw-dolly is discovered hidden under the man's saddle, a spike driven through its heart.

Enlisting the help of her cousin, a cathedral canon with an eye to ecclesiastical advancement, the victim's strident widow begins a campaign in the name of the Church against witchcraft and the so-called 'cunning women' who practise it.

This escalates until Exeter is divided into two camps and a climate of fear predominates.

Still the coroner refuses to get involved - until his beloved mistress is accused of witchcraft.

Can Crowner John unearth the real culprit and save Nesta from the hangman's noose?

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780743449892

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