Old Saxon Blood by Leonard Tourney
A dark and suspenseful murder mystery engulfs Elizabethan England.
Sir John Challoner has been murdered, so why does no one want to help Joan and Matthew investigate?
The castle servants are sullen; the neighbouring gentry abusive. When someone hides the headless body of a serving maid in their chamber, even the level-headed Stocks fear the strange spirit of evil that haunts the castle. Before long, the bone-chilling outlines of something much deeper and darker than mere murder begin to take shape.…
Old Saxon Blood is book 5 in the Joan and Matthew Stock Mystery series.
Leonard Tourney was born and raised in Southern California. Leonard Tourney has spent his professional life as a teacher of writing and literature, especially that of William Shakespeare. He has written eight earlier mystery novels featuring the detective Matthew Stock and his wife, Joan. Since 1985, Tourney has been on the faculty of the Writing Program at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is married to the actress/director Judith Olauson.