The Green Man

  • by Kate Sedley
  • Narrated by Robbie MacNab
  • 10 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the summer of 1482, an English army, under command of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, invades Scotland. They plan to win back the border town of Berwick-on-Tweed and to put King James III's renegade young brother, the Duke of Albany, back on the throne. Roger the Chapman, called upon to be a member of Albany's personal bodyguard, finds himself, by royal decree, a part of the invading forces. But a series of sinister events, centred round the mythical Green Man, makes Roger question Albany's true motive for requesting his presence. Then, once in Edinburgh, he is required to investigate a murder - and begins to realise that his own life could be in danger.

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My Initial Encounter With Roger Chapman

I've been reading historical mysteries for years. Many authors are good, some are great, few make me anticipate another work by the same author mid-listen. Yet this was the case with The Green Man. It is well written. It is also true to the voice and character of it's historical figures. More than that, it's a fun book to be swallowed by. I pretty much guessed the main course of both mysteries, but not any of the details.

You don't need to know anything about Glouchester or Albany because Sedley presents their true characters accurately. She accurately sets the political scene and the social scene of England and Scotland in 1482 without being pedantic. I thoroughly enjoyed The Green Man and am looking forward to hearing The Three Kings of Cologne.
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- Craig

Good

This book takes place a few years into the married life of Roger Chapman, the chapman (peddler). The plot is a bit different from the other books but interesting. A pleasant book to listen to while sitting in traffic.
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- Wadie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-18-2008
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books