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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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 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 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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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 >

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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 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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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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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 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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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 >