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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THE MYSTERIUM by P.C. Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 24, 2012

"Doherty (Nightshade, 2011, etc.) provides another meticulously researched trip to the distant past, a clever mystery with a fine feel for the period."
The extreme wealth, dire poverty and resulting intrigue of 1304 London lead to murder. Read full book review >

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THE TEMPLAR MAGICIAN by P.C. Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"In a departure from his 14th-century series (Nightshade, 2011, etc.), Doherty offers up a neatly turned puzzle set in 1152, a period of blood-soaked terror in both England and Palestine."
A dedicated member of the Knights Templar is caught up in a mystery he feels obliged to solve. Read full book review >

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THE HANGMAN’S HYMN by P.C. Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"Bruised throats, blood, guilt, and satanic rites—but ultimately Simon survives using his wits rather than copious amounts of holy water."
In the latest installment in prolific Doherty's dark version of the Canterbury tales (Ghostly Murders, 1998), the Carpenter pilgrim tells a bloodcurdling tale of hanged men who refuse to stay dead and buried. Read full book review >

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THE MASKED MAN by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 1, 1991

"Like Tey's The Daughter of Time, this may become a history-class staple."
Popular historian Doherty adds another inveterate rogue to his roster—English forger Ralph Croft, who scampers across the Channel and soon finds himself incarcerated in the Bastille, where his release is contingent upon his working with the Regent's men, archivist Maurepas and Captain D'Estivet, to discover the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask. 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 >

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A TAPESTRY OF MURDERS by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 19, 1996

"With its clanking, disorderly storyline and clutter of subplots—all amid repetitive, graphic descriptions of bloody encounters and London's fetid byways—this is the least adroit, not to say dullest, of Doherty's often intriguing medieval mysteries."
In this second of the author's stories modelled on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales (An Ancient Evil, 1994), a tale is being narrated each evening by the Man of Laws to the group of pilgrims travelling to Canterbury in the mid-1300s. Read full book review >