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, Since retiring he has focused on his highly successful novels. Mel and his wife, Susan, have two daughters and seven grandchildren.
"Another exciting page-turner by Mel Starr. Confronted by skulduggery in the Black Prince's camp, resolute surgeon Hugh de Singleton risks neck and soul to uncloak the villains. Starr beautifully depicts the sounds, sights and smells, as well as the emotions, of the medieval world in this welcome addition to his long-running series." -- Jill Dalladay, author of The Abbess of Whitby It's a bit of a cross between `Cadfael' and `Midsomer Murders'. -- Paul Bootes