I adore Mel Starr’s The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon. I have read the 7 that have released earlier and was very excited to see that there was going to be an 8th one. Ashes to Ashes continues the story of Hugh and his little family as they grow.
Hugh and his family attend the Midsummer’s Eve fire and enjoy their time together, but the next morning the passing bell begins to toll and Hugh knows that his services may be needed soon. He is correct when he goes to investigate and finds out that human bones have been found in the ashes of the fire.
The bailiff from a nearby manor is missing and they learn that is his bones they find. Now it is up to Hugh to solve the mystery of who would want the bailiff dead. Not any easy thing when bailiffs are not always that popular anyways.
Fun stories to read with wonderful mysteries to solve. It is harder to put a twist in at the end because in the 1300’s you really don’t have any science you can use to answer the puzzle. You really only have witnesses and one person’s word against another to go on. So really you get to walk alongside Hugh solving the mystery because he is getting the same answers as you are reading.
I do recommend starting at the beginning, but really they are all great fun to read so dive in and enjoy.