The Clerkenwell Tales – Peter Ackroyd

A Christmas present from Phil selected from my Wishlist, this slim novel continued the crime theme I’d started with Cabal.

Set in mediaeval London, half of the book’s attraction was that the action takes place around where I live, and many of the street names and places remain in place in the 21st century. Peter Ackroyd tells a tale of religious and political intrigue, with each chapter advancing the plot from the perspective of a different character. Cleverly done, making for an easy read. But then I’m biassed by the location, in terms of both in time and place.

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