The Stallions of Woodstock (Domesday, Book 6)
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.In the forest of Woodstock an excited crowd waits for the firsthorse to pass the post, but the winning steed has an empty saddle,its rider lying in a copse with a knife in his back. While guestsof the Sheriff of Oxford, Ralph Delchard and Gervase Bretinevitably find their attention drawn to the tragedy and uncover astartling truth.