• Ashes to Ashes

    Ashes to Ashes
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    ISBN: 9781782641339

    Edition: November 27, 2015

    Pages: 256

    Publication date: November 27, 2015

    Format: Paperback

    Imprint: Lion Fiction

    Category: Fiction

    Series: The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon

    Ashes to Ashes

    Book #8

    Author: Mel Starr
    The morning after the festivities of Midsummer's Eve, the villagers of Bampton make a grisly discovery

    Master Hugh, Kate, and their children attend the Midsummer's Eve fire. The next morning Hugh hears the passing bell ring from the Church of St. Beornwald, and moments later is summoned. Tenants collecting the ashes to spread upon their fields have found burned bones.

    Master Hugh learns of several men of Bampton and nearby villages who have gone missing recently. Most are soon found, some alive, some dead. Master Hugh eventually learns that the bones are those of a bailiff from a nearby manor. Someone has slain him and placed his body in the fire to destroy evidence of murder.

    Bailiffs are not popular men; they dictate labor service, collect rents, and enforce other obligations. Has this bailiff died at the hand of some angry tenant? Hugh soon discovers this is not the case. There is quite another reason for murder . . .
    Author: Mel Starr
    Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years--thirty-five of those in Portage, MI, where he chaired the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel retired in 2003. He and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.

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