Spotlight: The Unquiet Bones by Mel Starr

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Publication Date: November 27, 2014 Lion Fiction Paperback; 256p ISBN: 978-1-78264-030-1

Series: The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton Genre: Historical Mystery

Hugh of Singleton, fourth son of a minor knight, has been educated as a clerk, usually a prelude to taking holy orders. However, he feels no real calling-despite his lively faith-and he turns to the profession of surgeon, training in Paris and then hanging his sign in Oxford. Soon after, a local lord asks Hugh de Singleton to track the killer of a young woman whose bones have been found in the castle cesspool. Through his medical knowledge, Singleton identifies her as the impetuous missing daughter of a local blacksmith. The young man she loved-whom she had provoked very publicly-is quickly arrested and sentenced at Oxford. But this is just the beginning of the tale. The story of Singleton’s adventure unfolds with realistic medical procedures, droll medieval wit, romantic distractions, and a consistent underlying sense of Christian compassion.

Praise for The Unquiet Bones

“This skillfully woven story is a delight to read. The setting is exceptionally well crafted. Highly recommended.” —Davis Bunn, best-selling author

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About the Author


Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years, thirty-five of those in Portage, where he retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.

For more information please visit Mel Starr’s website.

The Unquiet Bones Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, December 1 Review at Carpe Librum

Wednesday, December 10 Spotlight & Giveaway at Broken Teepee

Thursday, December 18 Review & Giveaway at Historical Fiction Obsession

Friday, December 19 Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Saturday, December 20 Review at Book Nerd

Monday, December 22 Review at Flashlight Commentary

Friday, December 26 Spotlight at Layered Pages

Monday, December 29 Review at A Book Geek Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews

Tuesday, December 30 Review at My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews Review & Giveaway at Words and Peace

Wednesday, December 31 Review at Beth’s Book Nook Blog

Friday, January 2 Review & Giveaway at Luxury Reading Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

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