Hill of Bones

Hill of Bones Review

Bath Abbey, 1199. The monks' peaceful existence is turned upside down when the Abbey's unpopular prior is found dead on Solsbury Hill. But when Sir Symon Cole and his wife, Gwenllian, arrive to investigate, they soon discover hear whisperings that prior has met with divine punishment.

For it is said that on Solsbury Hill, only those who are pure in heart can survive a night when the moon is full.

Determined to get to the bottom of the suspicious circumstances surrounding the prior's death, Gwenllian launches a daring investigation that puts her in great danger and Sir Symon accepts a challenge to visit the hill at night.

Sacred treasures. Dangerous secrets. Plots against church, crown and government. Solsbury Hill continues to be the scene of murder, theft and conspiracy throughout the ages. But what will today's archaeologists make of the mysteries uncovered on this haunted site?

Title:Hill of Bones
Edition Language:English

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    Hill of Bones Reviews

  • Bettie

    Opening: Geraint watched the lizard basking in the sun on the tiled floor.#21 TBR Busting 2013Had rather run out of steam on this series but lo! and behold Maitland writes a segment, and I can't let ...

  • Kevin Farrell

    Nice book that gets a solid, solid, solid 4 stars. This is a collection of stories, each written by a different author known collectively as The Medieval Murderers. I was attracted when I noticed that...

  • Kathy Dolan

    Loved the way all the stories fitted together but were so different. A real celebration of the art of storytelling....

  • Linda Amos

    A series of short stories with a central theme, this time a hill outside Bath. The first story is about the Battle of Badon, as the hill was called in Arthur's time. With various stops along the way w...

  • Sue

    This is a collection of unrelated short stories rather than one whole story. Each story is interesting in its own way, and there's quite a variety here. The connection is simply the location, which in...

  • Linda

    The stories were all good, as with the others in this series, but when a place, rather than an object, is the link between the stories, I felt that the continuity suffered slightly. The final wrap-up ...

  • Jan Watson

    An okay book, good in parts - written by committee and it shows....

  • Alan

    Light weight read and quite fun. No doubt enhanced by the proximity of Solsbury Hill (to our home) which serves as the unifying theme....

  • Michael Craig

    Hill of Bones is the first book in the Medieval Murderers' series that I have read. I thought it was a clever concept to have a number of interlinked stories by different authors set chronologically t...

  • Alison C

    Another entry in the series of related stories told by some of Britian's best-known historical mystery writers, Hill of Bones contains tales by Karen Maitland, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Philip ...