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A Convenient Solution

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Author: Trevor Whitton

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France, 1308. Whilst King Philippe continues to challenge the Papacy, Jean Bellimont (oblivious to such politics) is leading a quiet, contented life as a scribe in the city of Troyes. When his Bishop is arrested on spurious charges and Pope Clement sends an envoy to investigate, Philippe responds by dispatching two of his most trusted Knights. Within days, one of the Cardinals is murdered, and France teeters on the brink of open war with the Church. Soon a solution presents itself in the form of the local apothecary, and Jean is the only one who believes in his innocence. After "Pilgrimage", this is the second of the three Jean Bellimont novels, and is an amalgam of fact and speculative fiction. Download this FREE e-book today!

joye tolentino

from what i have read in the brief summaries of Trevor Whitton's books and the comments posted i am looking forward to reading them!

Michele Franklin

I love the genre, and this excellent find. This book was the reason I got a VIP membership, as any site that yields a gem like this is precisely where I want to be. I will be investigating more of this author's work.


Brilliant, the Jean Bellimont Mysteries are all well worth the read. Trevor Whitton's writing will entertain all readers.


Read this one straight after Pilgrimage and am now almost finished the 3rd one. Really good books, will be sorry when they are finished.Look forward to more from this author.

Trevor Whitton

From the author: Thank you for pointing out that howler, Yvonne. Yes, much too early for potatoes. I've now submitted a corrected copy.


I enjoyed this book very much and although not knowing much about France during this period in history it was certainly opened my eyes regarding the relationship between crown and church. I also noted that in one feast potatoes were names as one of the courses. Surely potatoes were unknown in Europe during 14th century.

Lynette Fleming

I really enjoyed this book, it compares well with the Robyn Young books I have read so I will look forward to reading another from this author.

Therese Fairbrother

Great story. Lots of twists & turns. An extra challenge for the characters working on the case - no forensics like we have in modern times. Characters all seem 3 dimensional - they have strengths & flaws.I stumbled on this book by accident, but have sought out the others & enjoyed them too.

Sandie Choong

A very good read, would read all Trevor Whitton's book.

christopher stanley

Beautifully written and well paced. Wonderfully atmospheric.

Yamini MacLean

OOOPs - my humble apologies for addressing the author incorrectly - it is of course Trevor and not Terry - but my enthusiasm stands!

Yamini MacLean

All Terry's books are worthwhile. albhabetically this comes up in the file list first, but you must get PILGRIMAGE first then follow up with the rest... engaging, flowing narrative with an excellent sense of place - The Family Travel books is also great fun! To the comment below regarding Terry giving his books away - if like me you enjoy them all - donate!!

Leslie Kessinger

engaging story, leaves you wanting more

Hamdu Napari Salifu

very intersting i like the latter part

S. Whitmer

Excellent book. Very well written.

Mal Owen

Enjoyed this immensely and also the sequel


mite have added that Jean was made a deputy by the Baili.

Allen Bain

This is a great book. Highly recommended.

mp fdos

Great book. I would recommend it to anyone

James Jolliffe

Very entertaining read. Great fiction, but fiction that follows historical facts.


quite an intriguing story that would keep a reader in suspense until the end of the book. Worth reading.

Giles Humphry

I can't believe this guy gives his work away for free

Mickey Arnold

Excellent story - hesrtily recommend it!

Maria Pancheva

A wonderful page turner with a nicely interwoven detective story. It kept me "on alert" until the very end. If I have got it right, this is the second book of a sort of trilogy by the same author, standing between Pilgrimage and A Fatal Homecoming

Patricia Flemming

Just excellent for those who enjoy mystery and history all cooked into one.

Graham Chapman

This is an excellent read, very believable with excellent characterisation and plot. I liked this so much I have donated to the author - please write more novels and post them here!

Mal Owen

Good insight into a way of life and the harshness inflicted on people by the landowners and royals of the time. Also includes a fine little detective story.

Debbie Baker

Excellent read, very entertaining and hard to "put down".

Mike Montocchio

Very enjoyable read. Interesting characters - good story. I enjoyed the historic link - but couldn't help thinking throughout the book how people haven't changed in 700 years!

Pamela Blackburn

Very good read, Factual events incorporated into a great story. - character really came alive. excellent - thanks

Ines Mundt

like the old english style of writing/thinking..intriguing..enjoyed the three-book series..quick moving with interesting historical information.

bharadwaj sekar

Simply superb . . . cant stop reading till the last page.


yup this is good

Bev Landgren

I fond it very good and exciting it was well written .

Linda Correia

I loved the writing style and the Characters were very realistic. Thank you, a truly amazing and enjoyable book.

bill healy

I couldn't walk away from this nicely crafted book, a smaller and less complicated tale of the middle ages reminiscent of the battle between church and state chronicalled in Ken Follett's "Pillars of the Earth." Trevor Whitton has joined the short list of my favorite authors.


Enjoyed the plot and the sense of humour in the characters

bob sandlake

I read the first book and liked the twist in the ending,clever.


Good book, remained interesting throughout.


This is a brilliantly written historical thriller.Apart from a great whodunit mystery, it depicts a major era of French history which was carefully glossed over when I was a student in France.I am now going to read the other works from this author.


Trevor Whitton

I am a retired recruitment consultant with a strong interest in European medieval history, and endeavor to weave that knowledge into my story lines. My travels throughout Europe (and particularly France) over the past thirty years allows me to bring a first hand account of the places I describe, and provides an air of authenticity to my narrative. I am a passionate and committed writer, and Pilgrimage is the first of the series featuring Jean Bellimont, Scribe of Troyes.

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