'Expect red herrings aplenty, lots of suspects and a lively style with a dash of humor. This is a very readable book that entertains with more than just a good mystery plot, and I eagerly await the next installment. Highly recommended for all the right reasons.' MyShelf.com 'Ordeal by Fire does not flinch from describing the ugly reality of life in the 12th century...thoroughly engaging and beautifully written. I would whole-heartedly recommend it. A page-turner.' Mystery People 'The author's detailed research is obvious without ever overwhelming the narrative, and the details of everyday life in medieval Worcester provide fascinating background and the hint of many future outings for the duo. Ordeal by Fire is an ideal choice for fans of Ariana Franklin, Peter Tremayne and S. D. Sykes.' Historical Novel Society on Ordeal by Fire 'Her elegant and carefully chosen prose keep you glued to the page. She creates a medieval world of her own - and drags the reader deeply into it...a must-read' Crime Review
September 1143. Serjeant Catchpoll hopes a fire at a Worcester silversmith’s is just an accident, but when a charred corpse is discovered following a second fire, he has no choice but to call in the undersheriff. Hugh Bradecote may be new to the job compared to his wily colleague, but his analytical eye is soon hard at work.
With further fires and a hooded figure stalking the streets, the duo must piece together the arsonist’s vengeful motive.
‘Thoroughly engaging and beautifully written . . . A page-turner’ Mystery People