A Trail of Ink

Do you like a good mystery as much as I do?  I have always loved mysteries and whodunits.  For years I was hooked on any bestselling fiction of this sort.  I loved the intrigue, not figuring things out until the very end, guessing what was going to happen.

Check out the latest whodunit, A Trail of Ink by Mel Starr.

The author 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.org

A Trail of Ink is the third chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon.

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Some valuable books have been stolen from Master John Wyclif, the well known scholar and Bible translator. He calls upon his friend and former pupil, Hugh de Singleton, to investigate. Hugh’s investigation leads him to Oxford where he again encounters Kate, the only woman who has tempted him to leave bachelor life behind, but Kate has another serious suitor. As Hugh’s pursuit of Kate becomes more successful, mysterious accidents begin to occur. Are these accidents tied to the missing books, or to his pursuit of Kate?

One of the stolen books turns up alongside the drowned body of a poor Oxford scholar. Another accident? Hugh certainly doesn’t think so, but it will take all of his surgeon’s skills to prove.

So begins another delightful and intriguing tale from the life of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon in the medieval village of Bampton. Masterfully researched by medieval scholar Mel Starr, the setting of the novel can be visited and recognized in modern-day England. Enjoy more of Hugh’s dry wit, romantic interests, evolving faith, and dogged determination as he pursues his third case as bailiff of Bampton.

This book is a medieval whodunit and just in case you’re thinking this time period might not be for you, check out the glossary in the book!  I love that the author has included this so that in case you don’t know what “braes” are, you can check the glossary to find out they’re medieval UNDERPANTS!  Ha!

Be sure to check out A Trail of Ink…and for all my Kindle buddies, you can get it in under a minute HERE.

Also, check out the first two books in the series:

The Unquiet Bones: The first chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon

A Corpse at St. Andrew’s Chapel: The second chronicle of Hugh de Singleton, surgeon

Until next time,


This book was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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