The Investigator’s Wedding
Caution; some weddings can be murder.
When Wat and Cwen the weavers are to wed, and there is a demand that no murder interrupts proceedings, you can guess what’s likely to happen.
It all starts with the Normans, as usual. One Walter d’Aincourt seems to have it in his head that Derby is his. Derby and all the people in it. And they can’t just go around marrying one another without his permission. An example must be set.
But his own men are not exactly a shining beacon of harmonious bliss, and when one of them ends up with a tent pole where no tent pole should be, the King’s Investigator’s talents are called upon; well, his panic, alarm and just plain luck.
Naturally, the Saxons are to blame, unless Hermitage can show otherwise.
He has Wat and Cwen to help, but Cwen is up to her eyes in the whole situation already, and, after an accident, Wat hasn’t got a clue what’s going on.
But they’ll all live happily ever after, surely? Probably? Possibly?