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The Eye of God is the second novel in the unusual new series of medieval mysteries featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke, physician and chemist in fifteenth-century Canterbury. Based on extensive research, C. L. Grace's series highlights the fact that women doctors played vital roles in English medieval medicine, only to be excluded from the profession in subsequent centuries. As tThe Eye of God is the second novel in the unusual new series of medieval mysteries featuring Kathryn Swinbrooke, physician and chemist in fifteenth-century Canterbury. Based on extensive research, C. L. Grace's series highlights the fact that women doctors played vital roles in English medieval medicine, only to be excluded from the profession in subsequent centuries. As the bloody confusion of the War of the Roses rages around him, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, gives the precious royal relic the Eye of God to his trusted soldier Brandon, just before Neville is killed. Ordered to take the priceless Eye of God to the monks at Canterbury, Brandon is captured and held prisoner in the city. When Brandon dies under mysterious circumstances and the Eye of God is nowhere to be found, soldier Colum Murtagh is summoned by King Edward IV to find the relic and physician Kathryn Swinbrooke to assess the death. Resuming their unlikely partnership, the two find themselves in an increasingly dangerous situation: A corpse is pulled from a river and another murder takes place in Canterbury, while Colum is tracked by threatening pursuers. As all signs point to an intrigue involving enemies of Edward IV, Colum and Katherine must rely on each other's wits for protection....

Title : The Eye of God
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ISBN : 9780312109783
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 198 Pages
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The Eye of God Reviews

  • Kathy
    2019-06-18 14:29

    I would like to award more stars but can't because I am more of a character/depth sort of person rather than mystery freak. The logic employed by Kathryn Swinbrooke along with solid historical base of these books is brilliant. I have read several of these now and appreciate that eventually I do get emotional reward by following the series, so I was happy to find this older book at my library although it is not the very first of the series - still eluding me. As I write this review I am trying to tell myself to award a fourth star but it would not be how I truly feel about the books. Writing is excellent, Chaucer references wonderful throughout, action and revelations all well portrayed - and I am grateful to have this level of fiction available for my consumption. It just doesn't move me emotionally. It is far superior to much of what is written/published. Can we say 3 1/2 stars, then?

  • Rose Lambert
    2019-06-12 09:26

    Great readingThe author is a master at writing all The twists and turns that keep the reader fully engaged. Loved the book.

  • Robert Olson
    2019-06-09 12:27

    EntertainingSecond in series. Further development of characters and intriguing mystery. Not a lot of twists, good description of medieval setting.He

  • Tina
    2019-06-18 09:37

    EL OJO DE DIOSAUTOR: C.L. GRACENACIONALIDAD: INGLESACONTEMPORÁNEOUna medica y boticaria de la Edad Media es encomendada por el Rey a buscar un medallón enorme y de gran valor con un gran zafiro en el centro, que desapareció durante una batalla. Esta misión la cumplirá al lado de un irlandés simpatizante de la corte. Todo inicia con una muerte en batalla y luego una serie de asesinatos que hacen de la obra una novela de gran misterio e interés para el lector. Todos buscan la joya, todos la quieren aún si es necesario matar. Libro de gran interés.

  • Ingrid
    2019-06-16 08:40

    Ein weiblicher Detektiv im Mittelalter. Da mußte ich natürlich zugreifen.Die Geschichte spielt in einem mir relativ unbekanntem Zeitraum, deshalb kann ich nicht beurteilen, ob die geschichtlichen Ereignisse alle den Tatsachen entsprechen. Aber die Figuren sind auch gut ausgearbeitet und ihre Handlungen sind logisch.Im großen Ganzen ist das Buch empfehlenswert, auch wenn ich bei der Wertung zwischen 3 und 4 pendele.

  • Kathy Davie
    2019-05-31 09:33

    Kathryn reminds me of Miss Marple and CSI with her way of discovering the truth behind murder, theft, and loss. When combined with Grace's talent for evoking the taste, feel, smell, and sound of medieval Canterbury, I'm lost within her story.The only odd note was the king having paid enough attention to Kathryn's abilities to remember her...

  • Michele bookloverforever
    2019-05-26 14:41

    missing jewel and Kathryn, an apothecary-healer and sometimes investigator for authorities in Canterbury is tasked with finding out what happened to the jewel along with her friend, Colum an Irish mercenary working for Edw. IV. Interesting and engaging.

  • Mary
    2019-05-30 09:39

    This book took place during a break in the War of the Roses, beginning at the battle of Barnet and Tewkesbury and the death of Warwick. So Warwick had this treasure that was lost in the battle and everyone was looking for it. And there was a bunch of murders too. Good stuff.

  • Jenifer
    2019-05-23 10:39

    A fun read

  • Robin Mcneely
    2019-05-24 09:24

    also great.

  • Kelly Martin
    2019-06-09 06:43

    It Paul dohrty I love almost everything he writes.

  • Georgia Lengyel
    2019-06-12 11:36

    I always enjoy any book written by P.C. Doherty (C.L. Grace). The plot is always good and the history is interesting.

  • Mslogar
    2019-06-10 06:32

    love this entire series-- the main character Kathryn is a delight!

  • Batya
    2019-05-30 06:36

    The Swinbrooke mysteries are awesome.

  • ghostlibrarian
    2019-05-20 13:17

    Another good series that combines historical fiction and mystery. I also enjoy the female "detective" in this series.

  • Chris
    2019-06-18 10:25

    Reasonably satisfying mystery, though I guessed part of the solution rather early. The writing was a little too distant, which is a pity, since I liked the main characters well enough.