The Case of the Cantankerous Carcass
(The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage #9)
by Howard of Warwick (2017)
How is a medieval monk supposed to investigate a death if the corpse keeps complaining all the time?
When his beloved old Abbot arrives at Wat the Weaver’s workshop asking for his aid, Hermitage cannot refuse. He only has one beloved old Abbot, after all. But this one comes with a web made by specially tangled spiders.
This departs from the established narrative in that there are (initially) no dead bodies to investigate. Brother Hermitage and his gang walk around the country, following a trail of clues. It’s the usual stuff, and in the end he does work it all out, however the ending is rather abrupt.