Series: Joan and Matthew Stock

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The Players' Boy Is Dead by Leonard Tourney1
Low treason by Leonard Tourney2
Familiar spirits by Leonard Tourney3
The Bartholomew Fair Murders by Leonard Tourney4
Old Saxon Blood by Leonard Tourney5
Knaves Templar by Leonard Tourney6
Witness of Bones by Leonard Tourney7
Frobisher's Savage by Leonard D. Tourney8
Crime Through Time by Miriam Grace Monfredo8.2
The Hangman's Apprentice [short story] by Leonard Tourney8.2
Irish widower [short story] by Leonard Tourney8.4

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  1. The Merry Devils by Edward Marston (1989)
  2. The Wolves of Savernake by Edward Marston (1993)
  3. The Servant's Tale by Margaret Frazer (1993)
  4. The Weaver's Tale by Kate Sedley (1993)
  5. The Doublet Affair by Fiona Buckley (1998)
  6. The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb (1993)
  7. Remedy for Treason by Caroline Roe (1998)
  8. Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie by Kathy Lynn Emerson (1997)
  9. The Traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks (2000)
  10. A Famine of Horses by P.F. Chisholm (1994)
  11. Murder in the Place of Anubis by Lynda S. Robinson (1994)
  12. Death Comes As Epiphany by Sharan Newman (1993)
  13. Satan in St. Mary's by P. C. Doherty (1986)
  14. Falconer and the Face of God by Ian Morson (1997)
  15. The Poyson Garden by Karen Harper (1999)

Series description

Set in Elizabethan England. Matthew Stock is a clothier by trade, and happily married to Joan, but as a Country Constable, he is also required to investigate misdeeds around his home in Chelmsford, Essex. His pursuit of a murderous nobleman brings him to the attention of Sir Robert Cecil, a chief advisor to Elizabeth I.

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