I was tranported immediately to Easter week 1365. The language, the scenes, the thoughts, all appropriate for the time. It was very nice of the author to include a glossary at the front of the book so that one became familiar with the strange words before the story started. The characters were believable, even though this is the second book in the series it definitely stands alone and also makes one want to go out and purchase the first book. Like all good suspense stories, although the reader has several ideas on who did it, the instigator isn't really unveiled until the end. Plus the author has definitely ended the book with a lead into the third book of the series. Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff is on the case again as two bodies turn up in time for Easter service.