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"The Ledger"
by Chuck Boeheim
The corpse had an ax in its head and a map in its pocket
A short story set in England of 1321
Available in PDF, MOBI, and ePub

The corpse showed up with an ax in its head and a map in its pocket. Chaucer had not been born yet, and crimes were common in London that year. But when Bartolomeo the Coroner found pages sewn in the victim's jacket, pages in Bartolomeo’s own hand, he knew this wasn’t one of the common crimes.