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Monday, October 1, 2018

A Trail of Ink



Title: A Trail of Ink (The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon #3)

Author: Mel Starr

Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery




Rating: 4 out of 5 fairies







Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis: I had never seen Master John Wyclif so afflicted. He was rarely found at such a loss when in disputation with other masters. 
He told me later, when I had returned them to him, that it was as onerous to plunder a bachelor scholar's books as it would be to steal another man's wife. 
I had, at the time, no way to assess the accuracy of that opinion, for I had no wife and few books ...' 
So begins another delightful and intriguing tale from the life of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon in the medieval village of Bampton, near Oxford, and bailiff of Bampton Castle at the behest of Lord Gilbert Talbot. 


About the Author: Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He graduated from Spring Arbor High School in 1960, and Greenville College (Illinois) in 1964. He received 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 married Susan Brock in 1965, and they have two daughters; Amy (Kevin) Kwilinski, of Kennesaw, GA, and Jennifer (Jeremy) Reivitt, of Portage, MI. Mel and Susan have seven grandchildren.

Review: False leads, dangerous fights, lost and valuable tomes, with a sprinkling of romance. Another excellent installment in the tale of Hugh's life.