Search Results: "P.C. Doherty"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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 >

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THE SONG OF A DARK ANGEL by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1995

"The neatly contrived denouement helps save the day, but this is middling Dohertybest enjoyed by devotees of the medieval mystery."
It's 1302, and Sir Hugh Corbett (The Assassin in the Greenwood, 1993, etc.), chief clerk to King Edward I, is once again on a mission for his sovereignthis time dispatched to Sir Simon Gurney's Mortlake Manor in Norfolk to investigate a pair of macabre murders. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 11, 2001

"Choked with bloody killings, confrontations, and betrayals, the story is gripping enough for casual visitors, but will be most appreciated by those with a special interest in the period."
The third of prolific Doherty's Egyptian historicals (The Horus Killings, 1999, etc.) is set in 1479 b.c., a year after the death of the Pharaoh Thutmosis has left as ruler his daughter Hatusu, who has begun her reign auspiciously by winning a great victory over the Mittani to the north. Read full book review >

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THE WAXMAN MURDERS by P.C. Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 7, 2010

"Another clever, well-researched period piece (The Magician's Death, 2009, etc.) that immerses willing readers in the sometimes unpleasant details of medieval life."
A medieval sleuth, working in 1303, delves even deeper into the past to solve several brutal murders. Read full book review >

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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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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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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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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 >