The Fourth Crow

The Fourth Crow

Book - 2012
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"In the ninth Gil Cunningham mystery set in medieval Glasgow, the crime-solving notary investigates the slaying of a woman found dead outside a cathedral. Tied to St. Mungo's Cross by the cathedral, to be cured of her madness overnight by the saint, a young woman is found in the morning beaten and strangled, still tied to the cross. Who would flout the saint's protection like this? And who is stealing cathedral property? The crows are gathering about Glasgow, watching the movements of clergy and townspeople. Gil Cunningham must investigate the dead woman, track down the thieves, and identify the watchers in the shadows, particularly the elusive fourth person who holds the secret of what happened in the night. While his wife Alys deals with tensions within the family, Gil questions cathedral staff and apprentice boys, pilgrims and tradesmen, but he uncovers only more puzzles. And then there is another death. How are the murders connected?"-- Provided by publisher.
"Tied to St. Mungo's Cross by the cathedral, to be cured of her madness overnight by the saint, a young woman is found in the morning beaten and strangled, still tied to the cross. Who would flout the saint's protection like this? And who is stealing cathedral property? The crows are gathering about Glasgow, watching the movements of clergy and townspeople. Gil Cunningham must investigate the dead woman, track down the thieves, and identify the watchers in the shadows, particularly the elusive fourth person who holds the secret of what happened in the night. While his wife Alys deals with tensions within the family, Gil questions cathedral staff and apprentice boys, pilgrims and tradesmen, but he uncovers only more puzzles. And then there is another death. How are the murders connected?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Soho Constable, 2012
Edition: 1st US ed
ISBN: 9781616951580
1616951583
Characteristics: 277 p. : map ; 23 cm

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Jul 11, 2015

I love the characters in this series, but in this book Gil's wife plays a small roll only and I HATE that there is no forward movement in her relationship with her new step-mom. The wonderful relationships that existed between the characters in previous books was sorely missing. I still liked reading the book but I didn't love it as I did the earlier books. Pat keep things more on the positive side and let those wonderful characters that you have created shine more in the next book.

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Roundcat
Jul 06, 2014

In this mystery set in medieval Scotland, the author brings to life the laws of that period regarding marriage, insanity, and inheritance. This book ties them all together to make a puzzle that kept me guessing until the last chapter as to why the killings occurred and who the murderer is. There is a glossary in the book to keep you apprised of the meanings of some of the words.

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