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A Haunt of Murder
This book is part of a series set during the pilgrimage to Canterbury made famous by Geoffrey Chaucer in the fourteenth century. Doherty has each of the pilgrims tell a story and has covered the Knight, the Franklin, the Priest and the Carpenter: this is the tale of the Clerk of Oxford. The pilgrims think they have lost their way having followed the directions of the Miller, a man with a drinking problem, who is supposed to be taking the travellers to...
Sir Hugh Corbett is Keeper of the King's Secret Seal. When King Edward II has a problem of the kind in this book he sends his super sleuth to solve the crime. Abbott Stephen of St Martin's in the Marsh, a friend of the king, is found stabbed in his chamber. After Corbett arrives to investigate the killing several other deaths occur, they are bloody and the bodies are branded with the arms of a long dead robber baron. Sir Hugh matches the clues which...
Paul Doherty has created a four-part series involving the pilgrims in Chaucer's “Canterbury Tales.” In “Ghostly Murders” (“The Poor Priest's tale of mystery and murder as he goes on pilgrimage from London to Canterbury”), the author features Father Philip, who, along with his brother Edmund, has just been assigned his first parish in the village of Scawsby in Kent. That village has held a long and evil mystery dealing with the Knights Te...
The Horus Killings
Lord Amerotke is the Chief Judge in the ancient capital of Thebes during the reign of the Pharoh-Queen Hatusu. On the Queen's return from a successful military campaign, she must win the support of the Priesthood. The senior priests are secretly opposed to a female becoming pharoh but if a historical precedent can be found then they must concede her legitimacy to rule. It is while they are researching the archives that a vicious killer begins to m...
The Mask of Ra
The Pharaoh Tuthmosis II has been victorious in his war against the raiders of the Nile Delta but is feeling weak and frail. He looks forward to his return to Thebes and his beautiful wife, Hatusu. But a witch polluted the Pharaoh's tomb and the homecoming ceremony was overshadowed by wounded doves. When Tuthmoses dies within an hour of his arrival, the Lord Judge Amerotke must serve his queen and justice by discovering the murderer and the assassins ...
The Treason of the Ghosts
Medieval sleuth Hugh Corbett is dispatched to the town of Melford by his king,Edward I, to solve some bizarre killings. Corbett is the Keeper of the King's seal and his companions are Ranulf-atte-Newgate and a groom called Chanson. Five years earlier a local Knight was hanged for the murders of several women. Now the killing has begun again. Two more girls of the town have been garrotted. Was Sir Roger Chapelys innocent, despite overwhelming evide...
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