By Ellis Peters
The day after a Gothic door is back to its unique position within the Mottisham village church, males are came across lifeless. The Welsh villagers, closed and suspicious of outsiders, think their deaths weren't unintentional, yet a part of an old legend that instructed of an unrepentant monk who attempted to go into to the church by way of greedy the door's iron knocker.
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Tess asked plaintively, leaning against the doorjamb—or where the doorjamb would be, eventually. ” “Lost track of the time,” Crow said abstractedly, examining the one cabinet that was almost done. Her father had wanted to yank out everything in the kitchen and start over, replacing the original cabinets with modular units from Ikea. But Crow had a hunch that maple lurked somewhere beneath the layers of paint, past bile green, past egg-yolk yellow, past mud brown, past no-longer-glossy white. The kitchen cabinets were a veritable history of bad American taste, circa 1930–1975.
Through this one odd figure, she could travel to the past and back again. Her mind scrambled for the fragments of facts she had accumulated about Poe over her lifetime. He invented the detective story. He married his young cousin. He had been found, wandering in a state of confusion, on Election Day, wearing strange clothes. He had died in a hospital in East Baltimore within a few days—Church Home Hospital, she thought, although it may have had a different name then. Crow would know; she would have to ask him later.
Actually, it had meant both things, but Tess was happy to settle for the latter. It was a small price to pay for being obscure. She could have a brownie after. Now Crow, on the other hand, knew what he wanted, said what it was, and almost always got it as a result. What a concept, Tess thought. And then she stopped thinking for a while, which was Crow’s great gift to her. He was the only person who could make her mind shut down. The old church and its graveyard stood on the western edge of downtown Baltimore, in a neighborhood over-28 taken by the University of Maryland’s various graduate schools.
The Knocker on Death's Door (Felse, Book 10) by Ellis Peters