The Unquiet Bones: The First Chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon
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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Monarch Books
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Series: Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton
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"Thoughtful and curious, surgeon Hugh is an engaging character who feels totally real."
"I enjoyed the setting, period, the very realistic characters and the dry wit."
"I read all of it in one go - quite the best medieval mystery I've read in a while. I teach medieval history, so it's always nice to read something by someone who does actually know what he's talking about. Can't wait for the next one "
LindaLouOcala FlAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The beginning of a great series.April 27, 2012LindaLouOcala FlAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed this small book a lot. As a nurse, I found the descriptions of medievel medicine interesting and found that the surgeon did a lot of nursing as part of his services. Appreciated the glossary at the beginning of the book. The writer provides a good picture of the times without overwhelming with the difficulties of those times
Aggieland DebBryan, TXAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Unique in every wayNovember 16, 2011Aggieland DebBryan, TXAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love historical friction and "The Unquiet Bones" was great! Some of the verbage unique to medieval times that the author used was somewhat foreign, and not all of these terms were included in the brief dictionary at the beginning of the book. Other than that, I can't wait to get the next book in this series.
MaggieMaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5One of my favorite authorsAugust 2, 2011MaggieMaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was the first Medieval story that I've enjoyed reading.
I'm looking forward to the next book!
Stormie StarksAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5April 8, 2011Stormie StarksAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am always looking for new authors and different stories. If you love CSI, BONES or crime shows and love medieval stories with lots of twists and turns, then this one is for you. I have already ordered the next books in the series.
Christy Lockstein5 Stars Out Of 5April 20, 2009Christy LocksteinThe Unquiet Bones by Mel R. Starr is the first book featuring Hugh de Singleton, a surgeon in medieval England. Hugh has recently graduated from Oxford as a surgeon and has hung up a shingle in the bustling college town. When Lord Gilbert is wounded by a rearing horse, Hugh is on the scene and stitches up the lord in no time. Lord Gilbert shows his appreciation by bringing Hugh to his demesne, Bampton, as the town surgeon. Hugh is elevated to the post of bailiff when three sets of bones are discovered near the castle and he is ordered to discover first their identities and then their murderers. The book started off a little rough; Hugh's first person narration at first seemed choppy. But as the story progressed, I became completely immersed in the story, and Hugh reveals himself to be an earnest and sweetly noble young man. He is deeply burdened by the task set for him by Lord Gilbert, as well as by his growing affection for Lady Joan. The mystery is well-written and suspenseful, but the appeal of the book is Hugh. I found myself smiling and chuckling at his occasional bumbling. This is a character who has a great capacity for growth over the course of a series.