Search Results: "P.C. Doherty"


BOOK REVIEW

CORPSE CANDLE by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"The incredibly convoluted doings, past and present, may tax the reader's patience, but medievalists will doubtless appreciate Doherty's return to his home ground."
After several excursions to ancient Egypt (The Slayers of Seth, p. 616, etc.), prolific Doherty returns to Sir Hugh Corbett's world of medieval England (The Devil's Hunt, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE MASK OF RA by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 1999

"Surely, life in medieval England was more fun than this."
Author of many novels set in the England of past centuries, Doherty (Ghostly Murders, 1998, etc.) here presents the first of a series about Ancient Egypt. Read full book review >

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A TOURNAMENT OF MURDERS by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 19, 1997

"Over the top, though, even for Doherty."
Doherty's third tale about a pilgrim on the way to Canterbury (An Ancient Evil, 1994; A Tapestry of Murders, 1996), this one narrated by the Franklin: young Richard Greenele, squire to Sir Gilbert Savage, his protector from childhood. Read full book review >

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MURDER WEARS A COWL by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1994

"An epilogue, though, holds out the hope that Ranulf, unusually subdued here, may be ready to strike out on his own."
This sixth adventure for 14th-century clerk Hugh Corbett (The Prince of Darkness, 1993, etc.) is one of his liveliest, whether because Edward I has just knighted him—as an inducement to travel to London for his latest investigation—or because of the nature of the mystery itself: who's been slitting the throats of over a dozen upscale courtesans? Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 2006

"A great deal of historical information on ancient Egypt compounds the enjoyment of a clever mystery ably solved by the intriguing Amerotke."
In this fifth investigation, Lord Amerotke, Pharaoh Queen Hatusu's Chief Judge, tracks down an obscure sect known as the Sebaus who are plundering the royal tombs. Read full book review >

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THE SLAYERS OF SETH by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 12, 2002

"Except perhaps for those with a special interest in the period, Amerotke's latest forgets that even in ancient Egypt, less could have been more."
Thirty years after winning a war against the cruel Hyksos of the Red Lands, the remaining heroes of the conflict, the Panthers of the South, are living, rich and prosperous, under Queen Hatusu's reign in Thebes—until they begin to fall victim, one by one, to the hand of an unknown slayer. Read full book review >

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THE HORUS KILLINGS by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2000

The second installment in the series medieval veteran Doherty began with The Mask of Ra (1999) brings back Amerotke, now Chief Judge of Egypt, to investigate a series of murders—beginning with the poisoning of the Temple of Horus' chief librarian—that rock the house of Menes, the pharaoh who's united Egypt, it seems, only to watch it slip away one citizen at a time. Read full book review >

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SATAN'S FIRE by P.C. Doherty
Released: Nov. 20, 1996

"Almost impossibly dense with characters, intrigue, and incident, embellished by the sights, sounds, and smells of York and environs, described in overpowering detail: This ninth in the series is a chronicle too rich for its own good."
The year is 1303, and England's King Edward is near bankruptcy as he prepares for another attempt to conquer Scotland. Read full book review >

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SPY IN CHANCERY by P.C. Doherty
Released: May 9, 1989

Hugh Corbett, senior clerk in Edward's Royal Chancery, meanders through 13th-century England, France, and Wales to rout a secret agent who has infiltrated his King's court and is passing information on to Phillip IV of France. Read full book review >

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THE MAGICIAN’S DEATH by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2009

"A clever surprise ending awaits those who can struggle through the thicket of medieval minutiae in Hugh's latest adventure (Corpse Candle, 2002, etc.)"
Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the King's Seal, must solve a multitude of murders as he goes about his business for Edward I of England. Read full book review >

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A HAUNT OF MURDER by P.C. Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 17, 2009

"As spooky and romantic as any of Doherty's Canterbury Tales mysteries (The Hangman's Hymn, 2004, etc.), though the series lacks the cohesiveness of a single hero's adventures."
On the road to Canterbury, Chaucer's pilgrims detour to visit a haunted wood and hear a chilling tale of spirits and murder. Read full book review >

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THE DEVIL'S HUNT by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 1998

"A tangled, torpid slog."
It's 1303 and Edward, King of England, has asked his onetime courier and chief clerk Sir Hugh Corbett (Satan's Fire, 1996, etc.) for help with a series of disasters besetting the town of Oxford. Read full book review >