He's been called “the Inspector Morse of 13th century Oxford,” this William
Falconer--and a good comparison, too. This is Morson's second book about Regent Mater
Falconer, and a good one it is too! It is 1264 and sleepy and academic Oxford is shocked
over the brutal murder of a young girl, and suspicions fly between the privileged students
and the poor townspeople. Falconer takes an active interest when one of his students is
almost lynched b...