The opening line in this one was a real eye catcher and it would be one which very few readers could resist. Especially if you are mystery book reader.
The book is one of a series written about Hugh a surgeon amongst other things in medieval England. The story revolves around an abbey and the vicious death of one of its young inmates. Seemingly random without an agenda Hugh and his sidekick Arthur on delving further find hidden motives amongst the occupants of the abbey, a young pretty woman in the neighbourhood and several young men outside the abbey all who could be responsible for the murder.
The who dun it was a simple story of deduction and method as to who the actual murderer was but the attraction in the story was also its writing and descriptive detail of how life was lived at that time in England. Slow paced but well written I enjoyed this book.