Master sleuth Colin Pendragon and his trusted partner, Ethan Pruitt, leave their familiar cosmopolitan London for rural Sussex County, where the bucolic peace has been shattered by the murder of a monk…
At the request of his father, Pendragon and Pruitt travel to the town of Dalwich, where a gruesome crime has desecrated the hallowed halls of Whitmore Abbey. The abbott has been slaughtered in his cell with multiple stab wounds and his tongue cut out. Although Father Demetris, the local bishop's associate, has faith that the killer must be an outsider from the village, Pendragon considers no man above suspicion--including the brooding brothers of the order.
But before Pendragon and Pruitt can make much progress in their investigation, a second corpse is found--a barmaid who has been mutilated in the same way as the monk. Now they must determine if there is a connection between the butchered Benedictine and the victim from the village. Whether the killer comes from within the walls of Whitmore Abbey or without, it will be up to Pendragon and Pruitt to illuminate--and unravel--a deadly mystery before more lives are lost…
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Deceipt in Dalwich
(Saturday, April 30, 2016)
Reviewer: Kathy Jund
The 4th installment in the Colin Pendragon series!
Colin Pendragon, not one to ever admit defeat while investigating a case (as he has never lost one before), refuses to admit defeat now, determined if need be, to follow the devious Mrs. Hutton all the way to Switzerland where she has apparently eluded him in her escape. Determined, even so far as to enlist the assistance of his Diplomat father. However, Colin's father arrives with a pressing matter of his own that will put further delay in Colin attaining his goal to clear his reputation and solving his open case. A brutal murder in a monastery in a small village outside of London has occurred, and Colin Pendragon and Ethan are called upon personally by the Bishop to investigate. Not a hospitable group these monks, taking umbrage with his drilling questions and apparent disregard of all things pious in their secret assembly. While applying his craft another murder occurs in the village, a very popular bar maid is also found murdered in exactly the same manner, or is it? No one is above suspicion and Colin is determined that he will get his answers!