Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Lucifer's Harvest

Title: Lucifer's Harvest (The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon #9)

Author: Mel Starr

Genre: Historical Mystery, Thriller

Rating: 5 out of 5 fairies

Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: Lord Gilbert Talbot must provide soldiers for Prince Edward's battle in France. He wishes his surgeon--Hugh de Singleton--to travel with the war party to tend any injuries. Among those on the road is Sir Simon Trillowe, Hugh's old nemesis, who had once torched Hugh's house.
Finding himself in the same war party, Hugh resolves to watch his back in the presence of the knight, who is still holding a grudge. But it is Sir Simon who should not have turned his back....
When Trillowe's body is found, many suspect Hugh has wreaked revenge on his adversary. To clear his name, Hugh must once again riddle a reason for murder.

About the Author: 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 retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.

Review: I was a little nervous going into this - mysteries aren't usually my thing. This - this has me hooked. I will definitely be reading the other books in the series. Works great as a standalone read, Mel Starr is an amazing storyteller, and this tale will suck you in and keep you wondering until the last. You won't want to put this thrilling mystery down.