. Absolutely hilarious” 5*“i laughed, i had tears running down my face” 5*“Stupid” 1*Need I say more. 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….
The Case of The Clerical Cadaver The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 7 #ad - Except the expert is Brother Hermitage, so I wouldn’t get your hopes up. Called once more by king william - who doesn’t even know what he’s calling for - Hermitage, Cwen and Wat the weaver set off to deal with the greatest mystery of all. A mystery hidden in a monastery that isn’t even supposed to exist.
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.
The Case of The Curious Corpse The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 8The Funny Book Company #ad - 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”, “laugh out loud funny”, “side-splitting”, and “stupid” - which is a bit of mystery in its own right. 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.
The Case of The Curious Corpse The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 8 #ad - On top of all that there is even a rival for the role of Investigator. Go on, give it a try…. 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. 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.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 6The Funny Book Company #ad - Or rather down. 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. His companions, cwen and Wat, weaver of pornographic tapestry think this is a very bad idea. So does the whole town Moot.
It’s got him into trouble so many times; why should Shrewsbury be any different? “Like Cadfael meets Clousseau. Terry pratchett does 1066. Rampant silliness. ”. From the world’s best-selling author of comedy historical mysteries comes another largely pointless excursion. Medieval Shrewsbury is surely no place for murder.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 6 #ad - Hermitage has never been strong in the face of adversity and an adverse nun is more than he can cope with. Gilder, the great merchant is dead and Hermitage’s urge to investigate is overwhelming. And the sheriff and the rest of the population. And then there are the nuns. A whole order of them is something to be strenuously avoided.
But there is always his duty.
The Case of the Cantankerous Carcass The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 9The Funny Book Company #ad - But this one comes with a web made by specially tangled spiders. There are normans involved of course, so far so normal. 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.
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. Wat and cwen the weavers bring some common sense to the situation, but there isn't much of that to begin with.
The Case of the Cantankerous Carcass The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 9 #ad - 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. ". 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.
A Murder for Mistress Cwen The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 10The Funny Book Company #ad - 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. As he stumbles into his 10th full length tale, signs of improvement remain stubbornly invisible.
A Murder for Mistress Cwen The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 10 #ad - 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. 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.
For a medieval monk who hates investigating anything, Brother Hermitage seems to do it quite a lot.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids: We're Going on a Murder The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 5The Funny Book Company #ad - 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. He who has laughter on his side has no need of proof" Theodore Adorno.
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. 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.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids: We're Going on a Murder The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 5 #ad - 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.
A Murder for Master Wat The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 11The Funny Book Company #ad - 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. Except mistress Cwen, of course. 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.
Comedy; medieval, crime. 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. Is this a race to stop a murder, as usual, rather than deal with all the mess afterwards? Hermitage certainly hopes so, although, he'd rather the whole thing just went away.
A Murder for Master Wat The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 11 #ad - 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*.
He invented the genre and must be held accountable. When weavers in the 11th century went out to play there was usually trouble. File under Howard of Warwick.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 4The Funny Book Company #ad - Humour ahead: the works of Howard of Warwick are hilarious and very silly. If you value your historical proprieties look away now. After 1066 not all the Normans were in England. Really, really foul. The tapestry of Death: Deceit, denial and the defective detective. Those left in normandy were up to no good and the ghastly Le Pedvin, wants one of them dealt with.
Brother hermitage, weaver of tapestry you wouldn’t want your children to see, the most medieval of detectives, and his companion Wat, are dispatched to the Norman home-land to bring a killer to justice. 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.
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 4 #ad - 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. 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.
It’s not clear what Le Pedvin is up to.
A Murder for Brother Hermitage The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 12The Funny Book Company #ad - In fact, they’re quite proud of what they've done. 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. The news must be taken to derby, home of Wat, erstwhile weaver of pornographic tapestry and Cwen, fierce and independent weaver in her own right.
Then the death must be investigated, of course it must, and the guilty held to account. 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.
A Murder for Brother Hermitage The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 12 #ad - 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. 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 Tapestry of Death The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 3The Funny Book Company #ad - The tapestry of Death. More medieval mystery for people who laugh. 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. 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.
The Tapestry of Death The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 3 #ad - I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good story! It is so hard to wait until the new books come out!”Compared to Monty Python, Carry On films, Terry Pratchett. And winnie the pooh!if you're looking for a serious historical mystery with all the usual trappings, look elsewhere.
The Chester Chasuble The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 14The Funny Book Company #ad - And the list of who could have done it is a bit too long, even for Hermitage, who likes a list. Why does brother merle seem so keen on dead people?who is the mysterious monk in the tower?how many Saxons does it take to change a kingdom?Be warned, brilliant, Howard of Warwick has history:"very good indeed, " BBC Coventry and Warwick"5* Hilarious""5* Laugh out loud""5* Like Pratchett does 1066" .
Howard of warwick, the no 1 best selling author who brought you The Bayeux Embroidery, has fabricated yet another outing for the world's most medieval detective. There are saxon nobles who have run away from the Normans and townsfolk for whom corruption is what they do best. Brother hermitage must find out if the man who got killed is all he seems to be.
The Chester Chasuble The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage Book 14 #ad - History, hilarity and some horrible goings on. At the request of some rather peculiar monks, Wat and Cwen the weavers, Brother Hermitage and his companions, travel to Chester to try and work out who has suffocated a priest with his own chasuble. They've even been recommended for this job by some very important people, but of course it starts to go wrong even before they arrive.
Chester appears to be full of some very strange people and some even stranger religious institutions, all of whom detest one another with fervour. Then there's a number of reasons why he could have been killed.