Unhallowed Ground~Book Review

by adustyframe ~ January 25th, 2012

Earlier this year, I reviewed my first book by Mel Starr–A Trail of Ink. You can read that here.

Kregel Publications offered his next book for review and I decided to join in. I received Unhallowed Ground and dug in.

Normally, I read female authors, but I liked his last book. This one is good too.

In this book, Hugh and Kate are newly married and settling into their cottage. The town bully is found hanging in a tree and it’s ruled suicide. Hugh sees a few things to lead him to believe otherwise and so begins the book’s struggle.

Does he just let it go? The man was everyone’s enemy!

Does he do the right thing? He is a man of integrity.

What is the right thing?

I enjoyed the conflict and resolution in the book as well as the general story. Mel does a great job using the medieval language while making it understandable.


From the publishers:

The fourth adventure of Hugh de Singleton, medieval surgeon and detective,finds Hugh investigating what seems to be a suicide of one of the town’s scoundrels and his longtime enemy.

Though at first reluctant to pursue a mystery that no one else sees, Hugh and and his new wife Kate set out from the town of Bampton only to follow the clues back in order to discover which of their friends committed the murder

About Mel Starr:

Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty-nine years, thirty-five of those in Portage, MI, where he retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.  www.melstarr.net

**Disclosure: I was given a free copy of this book from Kregel Publications for purpose of review.



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