Howard of Warwick

Biography

Howard of Warwick is but a humble chronicler with the blind luck to stumble upon the Hermitage manuscripts; tales of Brother Hermitage, a truly medieval detective, whose exploits largely show what can be achieved by mistake.

Howard's work has been heard, seen and read, most of it accompanied by laughter and some of it by money. His peers have even seen fit to recognise his unworthy efforts with a prize for making up stories.

The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage begin with The Heretics of De'Ath, closely followed by The Garderobe of Death and The Tapestry of Death.

Howard then paused to consider the Battle of Hastings as it might have happened - but almost certainly didn't - and produced The Domesday Book (No, Not That One). More reinterpretations hit the world with The Magna Carta (Or Is It?)

Brother Hermitage still randomly drifted through a second set of mysteries with Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other: Hermitage, Wat and some Druids and Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns.

Just when you think this can't possibly go on: The Case of the Clerical Cadaver turns up followed by The Case of the Curious Corpse and now The Case of The Cantankerous Carcass.

The Heretics of De'Ath is now available on Smashwords with the rest to follow like an avalanche of nonsense. Heretics, Garderobe, Domesday and Magna Carta are also available as major books, with paper and everything.

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Where to buy in print


Series

The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage
The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage: a monk more medieval than detective, who nonetheless solves mysteries – somehow. Accompanied by Wat, weaver of adult tapestry, and by Cwen talented young tapestrier with a temper like a bull with a bear on its back. Brother Hermitage regularly stumbles upon the answer – and then gets made to do it again.

The Heretics of De'Ath

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Garderobe of Death

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Tapestry of Death

Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

The Case of The Clerical Cadaver
Series: The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,330. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage are remorseless. Medieval Crime Comedy with 60,000 sales and 1,000 reviews must be doing something or other. Brother Hermitage chases the greatest secret of 11th Century England which does its best to get away. A lost monastery, strange monks and death by sundial. Intriguing, isn't it?
Hermitage, Wat and Some Nuns
Series: The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,800. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage are getting as long as the middle ages. Volume 6 sees the most medieval detective out of his depth in Shrewsbury of all places. A town where there is surely no work for a detective monk. 67 years before someone called Cadfael started bothering the place, there is a death. And Hermitage, Wat and Cwen must investigate. 60,000 readers can't all be wrong. Can they?
Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids
Series: The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,510. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Volumes of Medieval Crime Comedy continue to pour forth. Number 5 in an ever increasing series sees Brother Hermitage dealing with Druids. With all the usual characters and situations, and several much more unusual ones, Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids continues to do for the medieval crime genre. One of the most popular of the Chronicles of Brother Hermitage, "Druids" is not for the faint humoured
Hermitage, Wat and Some Murder or Other
Series: The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,030. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
No.4 in the interminable Chronicles of Brother Hermitage, Hermitage, Wat and Some Druids is medieval crime comedy with an international dimension. Compared to Douglas Adams and Monty Python and once accused of actually being Terry Pratchett, Howard of Warwick is "Hilarious", "Laugh out loud funny" and "Brilliant" 60,000 sales and 1,000 reviews are a testimony to something or other.
The Tapestry of Death
Series: The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,110. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
No. 3 in the increasingly numerous Chronicles of Brother Hermitage, The Tapestry of Death takes medieval crime comedy to new heights. Compared to Douglas Adams and Monty Python and once accused of being Terry Pratchett, Howard of Warwick has done for the medieval mystery genre. "Hilarious", "Laugh out loud funny" and "Brilliant" are several words. 60,000 sales and 1,000 reviews are numbers.
The Garderobe of Death
Series: The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The second in the possibly endless Chronicles of Brother Hermitage, The Garderobe of Death continues the tradition of combining medieval mystery with mirth and merriment. Described as "hilarious", "laugh out loud funny" and "brilliant" 11 volumes, 60,000 sales and 1000 reviews can't be wrong, well not all of them. "Like Pratchett does 1066". "Monty Python, Douglas Adams and Winnie the Pooh!"
Brother Hermitage, the Shorts
Price: Free! Words: 25,500. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
From the monk who ruined the medieval crime genre comes a set of short tales; vignettes that only go to show that you never can tell. 60,000 have fallen for the truly medieval detective, Brother Hermitage, and found him "hilraious", "laugh out loud funny" and "brilliant" - as well as "stupid" and "clearly not for me!". These short tales are better than all the main novels - they're free!
The Heretics of De'Ath
Series: The Chronicles of Brother Hermitage. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,950. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The very first medieval crime comedy. The very first Chronicle of Brother Hermitage. It all goes to show that you can't trust a history book. Described as "hilarious", "laugh out loud funny" and "brilliant" Howard of Warwick's volumes of history as it might have been, but probably wasn't, have captured the imagination and held it hostage. 11 volumes, 60,000 sales, 1000 reviews and counting.

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