Why did the butcher die? Was it his wife or one of his many enemies? Intent on delivering justice, friends Judd and Law become entwined in a situation far more complex than they first realised. As they delve deeper, they soon find themselves at risk of harm.
The Butcher’s Funeral was initially published as a series of short stories on Amazon, before being compiled as an electronic book.
Now in paperback, The Butcher’s Funeral Why a paperback matters?
Obviously as a writer, it’s one of the landmark moments you look forward to, your own book in print. I have now published several stories electronically and it would have been easy to go down the old fashioned route of vanity publishing. Indeed some friends have done this in the past. One friend has a very nice collection of beautifully bound hardback books mouldering in his garage.
Fortunately, it is Amazon to the rescue yet again for the independent writer. Amazon have recently integrated their CreateSpace offering into the self-publishing toolkit, it is now really straight-forward to convert electronic books into a print offering. Furthermore, as it is print-on-demand, the up-front costs to the writer are a few hours of work. This is much better the thousands of pounds that may be required for a vanity print run.
Regardless of how many books sell, I am one happy author. I am now off to put a paperback copy of my own work on my bookcase for the first time.
The butcher is dead and his wife is the chief suspect. Yet Col Butcher had many enemies, who killed him and why?
Follow Law and Judd as they try to resolve the death of the butcher in Medieval England, there intent to deliver justice to the killer. Could the murderer be the Carniter, who had been pursuing the butcher for his corrupt business practices. Or maybe the Barber Surgeon, a traveller to the city? Could it really be true that the butcher’s wife was the killer? Who is the murderer? Find out among a backdrop of medieval crime and punishment, a world of food adulteration, sharp business practices and the traditional medical practices of the period.
Previously published as a series of short stories during 2014 and 2015, The Butcher’s Funeral is available now as a complete and single volume for the first time. This volume contains all the individual parts, each also available on Amazon. Originally written as it was published, the book is the first extended piece of work published by C. M. Harald.
Early in December, the final part of the Butcher’s Funeral will be released on Amazon. This is the concluding episode of The Butcher’s Funeral set in Medieval England, a story of murder, medicine and intrigue.
In this concluding episode, The Trial, the thief and the surgeon are on trial for their lives having been accused of crimes for which the death penalty applies. The thief is charged with theft of sufficient coin for it to become a capital offence, the surgeon is accused of the murder of a King’s official working for the Court Leet. Law struggles with his conscience, as the surgeon is tried for the death of the Carniter, knowing full well his own guilt in this affair. Will the murderer of Col Butcher be unmasked at this time, will the guilty parties receive justice?
The Butcher’s Funeral is a serial of short historical murder mystery stories, reaching a conclusion this December. A special book collection of all the short stories will be released later in December on Amazon.
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The Thief is part 6 of the medieval short story serial (approx 5,100 words). In The Thief, a boy struggles to survive in the city, using his wits, charm and skills as a thief. Things go wrong for the boy.
The Butcher’s Funeral is a series of short episodes covering medieval crime, punishment and health. Who killed the butcher and to what ends? Was it his wife, the surgeon or maybe the carniter? Who was his love rival and could it have been him?
The final part, The Trial, will be released late in November or early December 2015. An anthology of the whole series will also be released before the end of the year.