The Hawks of Delamere

The Hawks of Delamere

Book - 2000
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Baker & Taylor
The death of Earl Hugh Lupus's prized hunting hawk reveals a plot much deadlier than the death of a favorite falcon, the attempted murder of the falconer.

McMillan Palgrave
When Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, leads a hunting party into the Forest of Delamere his prized hawk is killed by an arrow. Two poachers are discovered hiding in the forest, and the Earl demands that they be imprisoned, but unanswered questions linger. Meanwhile, Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret, Domesday commissioners for the King, are guests of the Earl while they settle a land dispute in nearby Winchester. Exploring their new surroundings, they uncover secrets that bear directly on the shooting incident, and they discover that the intended victim was not the hawk, but the Earl himself. Inspired by genuine entries in the Domesday Book, this thrilling and richly evocative eleventh-century tale will appeal to crime and history lovers alike.


Blackwell North Amer
Shortly after leading a hunting party into the Forest of Delamere, Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, becomes outraged when his prized hawk is killed by an arrow. Two poachers are discovered close by, and the earl demands that they be imprisoned, but unanswered questions linger. Who is the hooded figure who flees deep into the forest? And who is the hidden witness, crouching petrified by undetected?
Meanwile, Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret, Domesday commissioners for the king, are guests of the earl while they settle a land dispute between church and state in nearby Winchester. Exploring their new surroundings, they discover a well-guarded prisoner in the castle dungeons - the Prince of Gwynedd remains under lock and key so Earl Hugh can live free from the threat of a Welsh uprising. And they learn that the intended victim in the Forest of Delamere was not the hawk at all, but the earl himself.

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The death of Earl Hugh Lupus's prized hunting hawk reveals a plot much deadlier than the death of a favorite falconthe attempted murder of the falconeer. Original.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000.
ISBN: 9780312209483
0312209487
Characteristics: 246 p. : map ; 22 cm.

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