The Serpents of Harbledown (Domesday, Book 5)
Ralph Delchard, a soldier who fought at the Battle of Hastings,and Gervase Bret, a talented lawyer, have been commissioned byWilliam the Conqueror to look into irregularities brought to lightduring the compilation of the Domesday Book, the great survey ofEngland. Their investigations take them throughout the kingdom, butthe pair often find themselves embroiled in more sinister mysteriesin the towns they visit. The King's work is a dangerousbusiness.When a young girl is found in a holly patch, dead from asnakebite, her premature death shocks the entire town of Canterburyon the day that Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bret arrive about theking's business. But when astonishing truths come to light, thepair must look for a force more vicious than a mere reptile.