THE MERCHANT'S PARTNER (Historical Mystery-England-1300s) – G+
Jecks, Michael, 2nd
Headline, 1995- Paperback
Simon Puttock, bailiff of Lydford Castle, and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King's Peace, are called to investigate the murder of midwife and healer Agatha Kyteler. Suspects include a young farmer, but others maintain he could not have done it, and the son of a nobleman, who cannot be found.
The two main positives, to me, are the characters and their relationships with each other and those around them, and the sense of place created by the author. When he describes riding through deep, freezing snow, I'm ready to reach for a blanket. But the best thing is that this is a good, basic, who-dun-it mystery.