Search Results: "P.C. Doherty"


BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

GHOSTLY MURDERS by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 10, 1998

"Unlikely to appeal to readers not enthralled with ghost stories or the history of the period."
It's the 14th century, and once again a pilgrim in a group traveling the long, hard road to Canterbury is telling a story to enliven the evenings (A Tapestry of Murders, 1996, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS by P.C. Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 22, 1993

"Overall, though: a neatly reasoned historical possibility, and a fairly decent puzzle to resolve."
Hugh Corbett (The Angel of Death, etc.), the medieval clerk and sometime spy for Edward I of England, is assigned a complex task: to discover who murdered Lady Eleanor in her bedchamber at the abbey and then tried to make it look like suicide. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NIGHTSHADE by P.C. Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2011

"Hugh's 16th adventure (The Waxman Murders, 2010, etc.) is another fine historical mystery steeped in medieval atmosphere."
Yet another vexing case for Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, personal emissary of Edward I of England and clever sleuth. Read full book review >