Matthew is such a fantastic writer and story teller. This is a short introduction to his next epic novel "The tournament". This quite easily could have been a part series introductionto Mr Ascham and Bess, but as mentioned, was a short story. A little different from what Matthew has produced In the past, but still a great read for a murder mystery though. Get his next book, "the great zoo of China" just can't put it down, love your work Matthew, please, please keep giving us fantastic story lines and series, they are a knock out.