Hermitage has never been strong in the face of adversity and an adverse nun is more than he can cope with. Not in this charming town would investigative monks wander around bothering people over every little incident. When brother hermitage arrives at Shrewsbury in the summer of 1068 something is up. Or rather down.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 6 #ad - And the sheriff and the rest of the population. And then there are the nuns. From the world’s best-selling author of comedy historical mysteries comes another largely pointless excursion. His companions, cwen and Wat, weaver of pornographic tapestry think this is a very bad idea. So does the whole town Moot.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids: We're Going on a Murder The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 5The Funny Book Company #ad - Add to that some treasure and a druid curse or two, and we have the recipe for a laugh out loud historical tale like no other. Apart from the other chronicles of brother HermitageIt's all complicated enough, but when what seems like the whole of the country wants to join in, things get very messy. And then there are the druids, and stone circles, and sacrifices.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids: We're Going on a Murder The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 5 #ad - . He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof" Theodore Adorno. He's had a prophecy it's going to go wrong. And from his first steps on the road it strides firmly in that direction. Brother hermitage, wat, weaver of pornographic tapestry and Cwen, weaver in her own right and the fiercest of the lot, are commanded to find one dead Norman in the whole of Wales - as usual under pain of death.
Is it a murder mystery? is it a thriller? is it just something gone horribly wrong? When his nemesis, the Norman conqueror Le Pedvin orders him to Wales, Brother Hermitage knows it is going to go wrong. Brother hermitage is at it again - this time with druids.
The Case of The Clerical Cadaver The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 7The Funny Book Company #ad - A mystery of such value that the unscrupulous and greedy are also after it, and these particular unscrupulous and greedy know Brother Hermitage very well indeed. Will all be revealed in a satisfactory manner? Will the convoluted trail lead to a revelation of staggering significance? Hardly. This is a chronicle of Brother Hermitage, after all….
Caution: Not for the historically humourless. Howard of Warwick has previous form. Absolutely hilarious” 5*“i laughed, i had tears running down my face” 5*“Stupid” 1*Need I say more. A mystery that has been protected and guarded for years by a secret brotherhood sworn by awful oaths. A mystery only known to a priest who now happens to be dead.
The Case of The Clerical Cadaver The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 7 #ad - You have been warned. A mystery hidden in a monastery that isn’t even supposed to exist. It’s new, it's medieval and it’s all very silly…. A hidden monastery in the depths of england’s depths?A secret that could rock the church to its core?A trail of clues that can only be interpreted by an expert?This all sounds rather familiar….
Except the expert is Brother Hermitage, so I wouldn’t get your hopes up.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 4The Funny Book Company #ad - The domesday book no, not that one: 1066 as it might have happened, but probably didn’t. The works of howard of Warwick are soon to be major books, with paper and everything. What people have said about Howard of Warwick"The funniest book you will read for the next 1, 000 years. 5*"hilarious. 5*"a hit, a palpable hit.
5*"started ridiculous and went down hill from there. 1*compared to terry pratchett, Douglas Adams, Monty Python and Carry-on - you get the picture. Really, really foul. The tapestry of Death: Deceit, denial and the defective detective. How they do it is up to them and why they’re doing it is none of their business; they have their orders and the consequences of disobedience will be death – as usual.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 4 #ad - It’s not clear what Le Pedvin is up to. It’s not clear that anyone is actually dead. Not much is clear about Norman villagers at all. It’s definitely not clear how Hermitage and Wat are going to get out of this alive. But it will be…. Also by howard of warwickthe heretics of De’Ath: Hermitage and Wat’s first outing, setting the bar pretty low.
The garderobe of Death: Murder most foul.
The Case of The Curious Corpse The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 8The Funny Book Company #ad - Helpful compulsion also comes in the shape of a dozen well-armed Norman soldiers and the King’s man Le Pedvin, who will probably stab him if he doesn’t get on with it. Clearly this a Very Important Victim. Suspicions are raised by a host of fascinating characters, including Hereward the Wake, all of whom claim to have loved the victim dearly, but who all benefit from the death in one way or another.
It’s also a bit odd that king william insists that he is not to blame, despite boasting about being the killer of an awful lot of other people. On top of all that there is even a rival for the role of Investigator. As hermitage doesn’t want to be an investigator that’s good, side and sometimes in front, isn’t it?Ploughing in with Wat and Cwen at his back, Brother Hermitage relies on his well established methodology hoping something occurs to him at the last minute.
The Case of The Curious Corpse The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 8 #ad - Go on, give it a try…. With all that's going on around this particular death, that might not be enough. The mysteries of brother hermitage have been variously described as “hilarious”, “side-splitting”, “laugh out loud funny”, and “stupid” - which is a bit of mystery in its own right. More medieval crime comedy; the genre that hides in the bushes and makes strange noises.
Brother hermitage is compelled to yet another investigation by the sight of a most curious corpse.
The Case of the Cantankerous Carcass The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 9The Funny Book Company #ad - How is a medieval monk supposed to investigate a death if the corpse keeps complaining all the time?Once more Brother Hermitage toils to avoid his duties as King's Investigator, and fails miserably. He only has one beloved old Abbot, after all. But this time it's personal. When his beloved old abbot arrives at Wat the Weaver's workshop asking for his aid, Hermitage cannot refuse.
But this one comes with a web made by specially tangled spiders. There are normans involved of course, so far so normal. Add a monastery that no monk of sense would go anywhere near and a village of pagans whose answer to every problem is to set light to it and Brother Hermitage is out of his depth almost immediately.
The Case of the Cantankerous Carcass The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 9 #ad - Wat and cwen the weavers bring some common sense to the situation, but there isn't much of that to begin with. It's medieval crime with all of the normal human failings - and a few new ones as well. People laugh out loud at Howard of Warwick. 5* "i laughed out loud. Hilarious and very funny. This series just gets better and better.
A Murder for Mistress Cwen The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 10The Funny Book Company #ad - For a medieval monk who hates investigating anything, Brother Hermitage seems to do it quite a lot. Brother Hermitage sees only trouble. We then discover that cwen, nimble fingers and a frightening temper, fine young tapestrier with a good eye for colour, also has some very peculiar relatives. This time they’re all up to their eyes in it but surely things can’t go any worse?Medieval Crime Comedy is not going away and Howard of Warwick doesn’t know any better…5* “Hilarious”5* “Laugh out loud funny”5* “Great fun”.
So peculiar that they warrant investigation in their own right. Once more there is murder and of course there are Normans and Vikings and Saxons. If any of them actually has a clue what's going on they're not saying anything. In his previous debacles brother Hermitage relied on Wat and Cwen for guidance, support and frequent reminders to use some common sense.
A Murder for Mistress Cwen The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 10 #ad - As he stumbles into his 10th full length tale, signs of improvement remain stubbornly invisible. When stigand of arundel arrives in derby with a commission from King William to buy some very expensive hawks, Wat, Weaver of adult tapestry sees an opportunity for profit.
The Tapestry of Death The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 3The Funny Book Company #ad - Brother hermitage will naturally support his companion in the quest, but the young monk worries as the number of suspects keeps rising. He's never been good with crowds. When events take a turn for the truly bizarre, Hermitage and Wat find themselves up to their Saxon socks in people who want them dead, people who want one another dead and people who seem to want everyone dead.
They must find a missing maiden, placate a giant killer and reveal the awful secret of the Tapestry of Death before matters are resolved. The tapestry of Death. More medieval mystery for people who laugh. Resolved largely unsatisfactorily, but then that's life. With a monk, tradesmen, traditional medieval who-done-it, The Tapestry of Death should be a solid, priests, Normans and Saxons, but it isn't.
The Tapestry of Death The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 3 #ad - England 1067: briston the weaver has been murdered – in a very special way – and it is up to his old friend Wat to avenge his death. Really, it isn't. Authentic and accurate representation of the time? Barely. Historically informative? Certainly not. Hilarious and very silly? Now you're getting warm. Critical analysis of the work of howard of warwick:“His writing is crisp, riotously funny, and he weaves a masterful little mystery that will leave you crying for more!” “Like Brother Cadfael visits Discworld.
A Murder for Master Wat The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 11The Funny Book Company #ad - Is this a race to stop a murder, as usual, although, rather than deal with all the mess afterwards? Hermitage certainly hopes so, he'd rather the whole thing just went away. A grand moot of weavers should be a time of joy, not greed, celebration and cameraderie, violence and a generous serving of just plain stupidity.
Howard of warwick invented medieval crime comedy and doesn't know any better;5* Hilarious5* Laugh out Loud5* Very silly1* Silly apparently "very" is worth 4*. When they get there it all starts so well, but it only takes the blink of a bat's ear for murder to rear its ugly head and stare straight at Hermitage.
A Murder for Master Wat The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 11 #ad - He invented the genre and must be held accountable. When weavers in the 11th century went out to play there was usually trouble. In this case it's death, the King's Investigator, which Brother Hermitage, always finds very troublesome indeed. Wat the weaver doesn't want to go to the weavers' Grand Moot in the first place and no one can make him.
He's starting to think that being King's Investigator is actually a cause of death in its own right. But this time, the perpetrators seem quite proud of their actions and have a lot more planned. Comedy; medieval, crime. Except mistress Cwen, of course. File under Howard of Warwick.
A Murder for Brother Hermitage The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 12The Funny Book Company #ad - It's more medieval mystery for people who laugh. Number 1 best selling, prize winning Howard of Warwick is back with volume 12 of the Chronicles of Brother Hermitage; "this time it's historical. Norman england is still full of real people; the incompetent, the hopeless and the just plain useless. But what’s this? at the monastery of his friend Abbot Abbo, a young, naive and bookish monk is killed in chapter 1? Surely not? It can’t be.
The death of this particular monk sets off a chain of events that’s tangled to say the least. 1, 000 reviews, amazon number 1s, 5* littering the floor of the scriptorium? There must be something in it. May require prior reading of course HW101: medieval detection, the Hermitage years. In fact, they’re quite proud of what they've done.
A Murder for Brother Hermitage The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 12 #ad - Brother hermitage, the king’s Investigator, made a lot of enemies over the last 11 books. But the guilty seem to be queuing up in this case, and show not the least sign of shame, let alone guilt. Horrible" and "wrong" crop up quite often where Brother Hermitage is concerned. But, you need to read the book if you want to make any sense of all this; even then, there are no guarantees.
Some people have said "hilarious", some have said "very, very funny, " others have said "stupid" the good and bad kind. Nearly 100, 000 people have succumbed to the nonsense that is Howard of Warwick.
The Garderobe of Death The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 2The Funny Book Company #ad - Medieval monks are usually good at this sort of thing. Brother hermitage is a medieval monk but he's not very good at this sort of thing. Available where all good books gather together. England 1067: henri de turold, King William's favourite hunting companion has been murdered. Oh, by the way king William is arriving that night so they better get a move on.
Brother hermitage's second criminal investigation reveals many things. Improvement is not among them. If you are looking for a poignant evocation of the medieval world, an insightful exploration of the characters of the time, buy a different book. Ellis Peters is quite good. After this debacle he even has another go in The Tapestry of Death.
The Garderobe of Death The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 2 #ad - He sends to the nearby monastery of De'Ath's Dingle for a monk to investigate. Out now on kindlewhat amazonians said of "the heretics of Death"'I laughed 'till I cried, ' 5*'medieval hysterical mystery – must read!' 5*'buy this book. It is cheap and it will make you laugh ' 5*'i don't think I'm the target audience, ' 1*'Hermitage you're an idiot' Prior Athan of De'ath's Dingle.
Now available in a massive box set with The Heretics of Death and The Tapestry of Death; for those with a lever-arch Kindle. Lord robert grosmal, disordered castle and Henri's host at the time, of disordered mind, knows that King William gets very tetchy when his friends are murdered. Medieval mystery the Howard of Warwick way; funny!Now also a book.