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Publication Order of Sebastian Foxley Medieval Mystery Books

The Colour of Poison (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Gold (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Cold Blood (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Betrayal (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Murder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Death (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Lies (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Shadows (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Evil (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Rubies (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Bone (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Colour of Sin (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Death Collector (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Dare They Be Doctors (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everyday Life in Medieval London (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Medieval Housewife & Other Women of the Middle Ages (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Richard III King of Controversy (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dragon's Blood & Willow Bark (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Year in the Life of Medieval England (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World of Isaac Newton (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Survive in Medieval England (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Toni Mount
Toni Mount is a speaker, writer, and teacher, that specializes in writing about the ordinary lives and fascinating characters from history.

She has an MA by Research from the University of Kent. She also holds diplomas in European Humanities, Creative Writing, and Literature and a first class honors degree from the Open University.

In 1999, she began teaching history to adults for the Workers’ Educational Association in West Wickham Kent, going on to run classes in Tonbridge, Petts Woods, Tunbridge Wells, and Rochester, ultimately running classes independently in Rochester and Gravesend.

Toni is fascinated by medieval social history and she cannot resist a good crime thriller. Put the two things together and you have medieval crime. There are many fascinating cases in Court Rolls and Coroners’ Rolls throughout the medieval and early Tudor periods that give her inspiration. Sometimes, they will just describe the crime that was committed, often in minute detail, however they do not say whether the accused was found guilty or not. Otherwise, the accused might very well be sentenced but his crime not explained any further. It’s just down to luck as to which documents happen to have survived. Which all results in a giant supply of half-told stories, all waiting to have the mysterious gaps explained in more detail.

Toni also enjoys the challenge of writing about the incredibly primitive methods that were available at the time to help in solving crimes: no DNA analysis, no forensic medicine, no psychological profiling, although there was use of fingerprinting just about. There is just Seb with an artist’s eye for detail, and knowledge of human weakness. Enough scope for mystery and suspense in her medieval stories of murder.

She also gives talks to societies and groups on a variety of subjects, the most popular being based on her ‘Medieval Housewives’ book. Her research into the history of London examined the Great Fire of 1212, as well.

“The Colour of Poison” is the first novel in the “Sebastian Foxley Medieval Murder Mystery” series and was released in 2016. The stinking and narrow streets of medieval London can sometimes be a rather dark place. Arson, kidnapping, burglary, and murder are just everyday events. The streets even echo with the rumors of the mysterious art of alchemy getting used to make gold for the King.

Join Seb, a crippled yet talented artist, while he gets drawn into this web of lies to save his handsome brother from the hangman’s rope. Is he going to find an inner strength in these, which are the darkest of times, or are events going to be outside of his control going to overwhelm him?

“The Colour of Gold” is the second novel in the “Sebastian Foxley Medieval Murder Mystery” series and was released in 2017. A wedding in medieval London should really be a splendid occasion, particularly when a royal guest is going to be attending this nuptial feast. However for the bridegroom, Sebastian Foxley (a talented young artist) his marriage day starts with disaster after the valuable gold livery collar he should wear has gone missing.

From the highest nobility to the lowliest street urchin, who could the thief even be? Can Seb marry his sweetheart, Emily Appleyard, and save the day despite Jack Tabor (the young rascal) and his dog causing chaos?

“The Colour of Cold Blood” is the third novel in the “Sebastian Foxley Medieval Murder Mystery” series and was released in 2017. A devilish miasma of heresy and murder lurks in the winter streets of medieval London, as somebody is slaying women of the night. For Seb Foxley and Jude (his brother), evil and the threat of death hit close to home once Gabriel, their well liked journeyman, gets arrested as a heretic and is condemned to get burned at the stake.

Amid this tangle of deception and betrayal, Seb attempts to uncover this murder before even more women end up dead. Is he going to also defy the church and devise some plan to save Gabriel? These are pretty dangerous times for this young artist and those that he holds dear. There is treachery everywhere, even by his own fireside.

“The Colour of Betrayal” is the fourth novel in the “Sebastian Foxley Medieval Murder Mystery” series and was released in 2017. Suicide or homicide?

While medieval Londoners joyously get ready for the Christmas celebrations, Lawrence Ducket (a goldsmith) gets involved in a street brawl. Lawrence, while fearful that his opponent is dying from his injuries, seeks some sanctuary in this church close by.

Ducket is discovered hanging from the rafters, people naturally assume that it was suicide. But Sebastian remains unconvinced. Why is Jack Tabor, his young apprentice, so horrified that he takes to his bed?

Amid the merriment and feasting, Seb is bound and determined to solve this mystery of his friend’s death and ease Jack’s fears.

“The Death Collector” is the first stand alone novel and was released in 2018. There is an archfiend that is prowling these Victorian city streets. He is more vile than the dense fog of a London Particular and more dastardly than Jack the Ripper in Whitechapel. No one is safe from his experiments, whether prostitute or peer, policeman or preacher in this stunning story of murder.

Is Inspector Albert Sutton, who is aided by Nell (his wife) and her cat, going to be able to unmask and apprehend this heartless serial killer, or are they going to become the next novelty specimens of the Death Collector?

In this riveting melodrama, Toni explores the darker side of Victorian London, and creates a gripping thriller novel that is packed with shocking murders, some chilling suspense, and unexpected twists.

This novel actually pre-dates her Sebastian Foxley series and started as an ongoing story for Toni’s Creative Writing Group that she belongs to which meets twice a month. She would write a chapter to read out loud at every session, which is why the chapters are pretty short. Being an avid reader of crime, she’s wondered just how many serial killers get tracked down because they use the same means of murder, pick similar victims, or prowl a limited location, in novels at least.

So she set herself this remit of a murderer without a consistent modus operandi, how could the cops solve these seemingly unconnected and random murders? She made each death as different yet horrific as possible, which made her group worry about her family’s safety.

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