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Review: The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker

The Boy-Bishop's Glovemaker
Title: The Boy-Bishop’s Glovemaker
Author: Michael Jecks
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½
Publisher: Headline
Copyright: 2000
Pages: 331
Keywords: mystery, historical
Reading period: 20-22 December, 2007

Days before Christmas 1321, a glovemaker is murdered in the cathedral town of Exeter. Sir Baldwin and his friend, Simon Puttock, are asked to in­ves­ti­gate by the Dean of the Cathedral.

Jecks juggles a complex plot with a large cast of characters, and manages to keep them distinct and in­ter­est­ing, while describing the in­ter­sec­tion of cathedral and town life and Christmas rituals in medieval England.

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