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By Melvin R. Starr | Comments: ( 750 ) | Date: ( Sep 22, 2019 )

Lord Gilbert Talbot must provide soldiers for Prince Edward s battle in France He wishes his surgeon Hugh de Singleton to travel with the war party to tend any injuries Among those on the road is Sir Simon Trillowe, Hugh s old nemesis, who had once torched Hugh s house.Finding himself in the same war party, Hugh resolves to watch his back in the presence of the knight,Lord Gilbert Talbot must provide soldiers for Prince Edward s battle in France He wishes his surgeon Hugh de Singleton to travel with the war party to tend any injuries Among those on the road is Sir Simon Trillowe, Hugh s old nemesis, who had once torched Hugh s house.Finding himself in the same war party, Hugh resolves to watch his back in the presence of the knight, who is still holding a grudge But it is Sir Simon who should not have turned his back.When Trillowe s body is found, many suspect Hugh has wreaked revenge on his adversary To clear his name, Hugh must once again riddle a reason for murder.


  • Title: Lucifer's Harvest
  • Author: Melvin R. Starr
  • ISBN: 9781782641889
  • Page: 355
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Melvin R. Starr

Mel Starr was born and grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan After graduating with a MA in history from Western Michigan University in 1970, he taught history in Michigan public schools for thirty nine years, thirty five of those in Portage, MI, where he retired in 2003 as chairman of the social studies department of Portage Northern High School Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.



Comments Lucifer's Harvest

  • Jane

    My first foray into the Hugh de Singleton, surgeon, medieval mystery series and a very enjoyable outing. This novella was a simple story that kept me guessing, with a bit of a moral twist, as Hugh tries to live the injunctions of the Bible. Hugh accompanies his lord, Gilbert Talbot, to France, along with Prince Edward, the "Black Prince", and we see the English army at the siege of Limoges. The dead body of Sir Simon Trillowe, no friend to Hugh, is found stuffed down a well, and suspicion falls [...]


  • Amy

    This would have been a 5 star book as the rest of his series has been except that it's being advertised and priced as novel #9 when it is in fact (At 133 pages) the size of a novella. However despite it being half the size of the rest of Mel's books our friend Hugh de Singleton does manage to do quite a bit in those 133 pages. The story itself is just as riveting and entertaining as the rest of the series though most of this one takes place in a different setting. The ending was a bit sobering b [...]


  • Narita

    When Mel Starr writes a new book I cannot wait to read it! His books are unique to historical novels with settings in the 1400’s. An era you rarely see written about in fiction especially Christian fiction. I never cease to learn something new. His research has yielded such detail about every aspect of that time that people come to life. I especially am fascinated my Hugh de Singleton’s occupation as a surgeon and doctor. His mysteries continuously keep me guessing who the guilty party is an [...]


  • Gayle Pace

    I've read several other books by Mel Starr and I have enjoyed them all. I find Surgeon Hugh to be a considerate and understanding man. He also has a humorous side. A hero he is not, or at least I felt so at first. No he's not the knight in shining armor but he does do what he says he will. The author goes into detail of the surgeon's way of surgery. Usually Hugh's family is part of the story but in this book, they aren't a part of it. If you've read Starr's other books, you may miss the family i [...]


  • Vera Godley

    I have read several in the Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon by Mel Starr and found each to be entertaining, enlightening as to the historical aspects, and refreshing. I was looking forward with delight to another Hugh de Singleton read and romp through the paths and over the streams of medieval England. That was not the case in this shortened episode in the ongoing tale.This story centers around the battle between English (Prince Edward) army and the France ending with the routing of the [...]


  • Patricia Gulley

    I've read this entire series, and sometimes wonder why. It just plods along at its own pace and I just can't help rooting for Hugh de Singleton. This time he is off to France with his master, Gilbert, who must fight in France with Prince Edward for the recovery of Limoges. The contract he makes with Gilbert before they leave for the protection of his wife and children was very interesting.


  • Alison

    One of the better installments in the series, this short book follows our surgeon Hugh to war, giving a glimpse into the realities of medieval warfare in the process. The impact - on the knights, their serfs, and the French people they are invading - is well explained, and Hugh's musings provide for a chance for Starr to explore the impact of Wyclyff's bible translation on faith. The plot itself ties nicely into the themes, while the shortness of the work limits it to a simple tale, avoiding the [...]


  • Sharon

    Mel Starr can't write these books in this series quickly enough for me! What meticulously researched 14th century intrigue! Every detail, down to the clothing worn by each class in medieval England, is just fascinating, in and of itself, and yet the murder mystery put before Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon & Bailiff, is just as wonderfully engrossing. Just loooooooove this series of books.


  • Sari

    Wonderfully written, and well-researched. Historical fiction at its finest. Great story, endearing charactersry minor/petty complaint: I expected a little more book for my buck. For the price I would have appreciated more than 150 pages:(


  • Andy53

    A bit short at 155 pages but the story is excellent. Master Hugh is a genius


  • Awallens

    The mystery seemed a little weak in this book. Although I didn't know who did it, there wasn't a lot of suspense either. Not my favorite in the series, but still good.


  • Janet

    I really enjoy these books, set in 14th century England and featuring Hugh de Singleton, surgeon. They are murder mysteries, but also very carefully researched descriptions of medieval life. Hugh is an exceptionally resourceful fellow, valued by Lord Gilbert who has appointed him bailiff as well as surgeon. I learn fascinating facts from each book.I gave this one only three stars because it barely qualifies as a novella - it was a good story, but at about 150 pages, hardly seems enough to be the [...]


  • Linda Hepworth

    It is 1370 and Hugh de Singleton, surgeon and bailiff in the employ of Lord Gilbert Talbot, is ordered to accompany his master to France. The French king has seized Limoges from British control and Prince Edward has decided to send thousands of men to recapture his territories. It will be a perilous journey and Hugh feels reluctant to leave his wife and two young daughters but he knows that Lord Gilbert will need his medical skills, both on the long journey and later, on the battlefield. His gre [...]


  • English

    For some who have been following this series, the length of this book proved a disappointment. It was only 150 pages, instead of the usual 225-50. I confess, I had my own reservations in that regard, but I certainly enjoyed it. As the synopsis makes clear, this instalment of the Hugh de Singleton Medieval mystery series involves the Surgeon Hugh being accused of the murder of his long-time enemy, Sir Simon Trillowe (a knight who had courted the woman he married, and once tried to burn down his h [...]


  • Lisa Johnson

    Title: Lucifer’s Harvest (The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton #9)Author: Mel StarrPages: 148Year: 2016Publisher: Lion FictioinMy rating is 3 stars.Hugh de Singleton is summoned with his employer, Baron Gilbert, by Prince Edward to go to battle against France. Hugh is taken along not in his role as bailiff, but as a surgeon to treat battle wounds. He leaves behind his wife Kate and two young daughters not knowing if he will return or be the victim in battle, even though he isn’t in the fighti [...]


  • Meagan Myhren-bennett

    Lucifer's HarvestChronicles of Hugh de Singleton,surgeon #9By Mel StarrEnglish holdings in France have been taken by King Charles of France and Prince Edward has determined to reclaim them. Unfortunately for Hugh de Singleton, Lord Gilbert Talbot has been requested to supply some of his men for the effort. As the surgeon to Lord Gilbert, Hugh's value in the forthcoming battle makes his duty unavoidable.Leaving Kate, Bessie, Sybil behind is a great concern to Hugh as his return from France is any [...]


  • Susan

    I won this book through . Very good. So much happened in a short time. Totally engrossing. A must read in the series.


  • Beckie Burnham

    The tenth installment of The Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon, Lucifer’s Harvest, continues the adventures of Master Hugh as he accompanies the military campaign of Prince Edward of England as he seeks to recover his lands in Acquitaine. Hugh’s role of surgeon may keep him out of direct military involvement, but it does not keep him from danger. The death of his nemesis mobilizes Hugh to uncover the murderer before he finds himself on the end of a rope.Mel Starr does a great job of b [...]


  • Jill

    Readers will enjoy the acquaintance of Hugh de Singleton whether introduced from the first novel, or starting from the middle of the series. Lucifer's Harvest, is one of the shorter mysteries and would be a quick and efficient way to "sample" the series. I suspect it will whet one's appetite for the whole series.Set in medieval times, it's fascinating to learn of historical details and locations (and even medical practices of the time), while enjoying the wit and wisdom of the surgeon (and baili [...]


  • Jay

    I received this book free in return for an honest review, this in no way influences my opinion and the following is all my own words and thoughts. 3.5 starsThis is the sort of series where you can start almost anywhere and not feel that you have missed anything majorly significant, and I did just that. This is the first book I have ever read by Mel Starr and while I wasn't disappointed I also can't say I loved it. Lucifer's Harvestfollows the adventure of a surgeon in medival times. His characte [...]


  • Mark

    This series is perhaps the most unusual suspense/mystery series that I read, being set in medieval times. Every time I think the series is done, the author comes out with another novel in the series and surprises me and I see there is a #10 slated, so I am happy. Lucifer's Harvest is different from the others in the series in that Hugh travels further from his home than in the other books, and not for the purpose of solving a crime, but for being present during a war. Since this is a suspense se [...]


  • Becky

    I always look forward to the next installment in Mel Starr's Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon. These books are unlike any others I've read, and I love them!Lucifer's Harvest, as with all of the books in this series, is written as Master Hugh's journal. I love this style, as it allows for humor (often self-deprecating) and foreshadowing.Most of the novel focuses on Hugh's quest to find a murderer—which is often Hugh's quest in these novels. However, in Lucifer's Harvest, Hugh is the one [...]


  • Katrina Roets

    Sometimes there is nothing better than to get lost in a good book and this book provided me just the escape that I needed. I've only read one other book in this series. After reading this one, I'm going to have to try to figure out why that might be. While this book only clocks in at 148 pages, that isn't a bad thing. It's the perfect size to tuck into a bag or to curl up with on a cool evening. While the author uses historical terms in the book, he also provides a fantastic glossary at the star [...]


  • Kristin

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Though I have started in on this series late, the author seems to have taken that into account. Though the book is not necessarily a stand-alone book, I felt like enough of the backstory was well-enough explained that I didn't feel like I was muddling through a storyline I couldn't understand. That very well could have been the case, as the premise of the murder in the book is the long-standing hatred between the two characters, Hu [...]


  • Diane Estrella

    I have read the entire Hugh de Singleton series by this author and have enjoyed each one very much. They all have a similar feel to them but also add a new twist in the continuing story each time. This book added a bit more history of the time with England and France at war in 1370. It was interesting to see how the army lived encamped, as it awaited going into battle.This book is the shortest in length of the series but still packed a punch. It is always interesting to see how a mystery is solv [...]


  • Vickie

    This was really good! I am a huge fan of mysteries, with historical mysteries in the top ten of my favorites. I'd not heard of this particular series before, but I am going to remedy that. Hugh de Singleton is a surgeon in the time of Prince Edward. Hugh is skilled at what he does, helping and healing. He also is a good investigator. It's especially helpful in this entry as he is accused of murder. I think the best part of this mystery, besides the story itself, was the glossary in the front of [...]


  • Becky

    I've really enjoyed this series about a medieval "detective" surgeon & bailiff. This story requires Master Hugh Singleton to travel with Lord Gilbert to a battle in France. Many historical and cultural details of the time are depicted, as Hugh is accused of murdering a knight. He unravels the mystery through interviews and observations, all the while dealing with the hostility of the father of the victim, a powerful man who is also his accuser.


  • Liliyana Shadowlyn

    I was a little nervous going into this - mysteries aren't usually my thing. This - this has me hooked. I will definitely be reading the other books in the series. Works great as a standalone read, Mwl Starr is an amazing storyteller, and this tale will suck you in and keep you wondering until the last. You won't want to put this thrilling mystery down.Received for review


  • Lynne Tull

    This was really a short story. The main thread of the story was to give the reader a sense of the Prince Edward's battle in Limoges, France. The mystery just happened to be included. A body was discovered, Hugh investigated, Hugh solved it, and that was that. I just like Hugh and being included on his adventures. I don't even mind being educated along the way. Recommend.


  • Charmaine Maree

    Have enjoyed the entire series up to date. Just the way they lived in those times are intriguing. All the characters are wonderful and have there own part to play. Wonderfully researched and written.


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