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Book: The Ledger - The Tale of a Coroner and a Time Traveler by Chuck Boeheim

Book: The Ledger - The Tale of a Coroner and a Time Traveler by Chuck Boeheim

categories: Book, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Short Science Fiction, Historical London, Murder, Time Travel

Chuck Boeheim

Author Chuck Boeheimabout this book: Not long ago, the University of Cambridge published an interactive death map of medieval London, detailing the homicides and suspicious deaths that occurred in the early part of the fourteenth century, just before the birth of Chaucer. I thought this would an essential tool for any time travelers visiting that era. Then I read more about the role that early coroners played, which was rather different than the office that we think of today. By that time, the characters in my head were just about writing their own lines, so I captured it as this short story. I hope you enjoy it.

One thing I learned while researching this book, was that formaldehyde wasn't discovered until the mid-eighteen hundreds. So how would an early coroner or undertaker have preserved a body? Answer, they wouldn't have. They would have just used lavender to cover the odor of decay. At that point, a few passages of the story needed a re-write. Interesting, the things you learn while checking your assumptions.

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