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The Great Revolt

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 0727895133
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Sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan discovers that past crimes can cause new murder in the latest intriguing medieval mystery June, 1381. The rebel armies are massed outside London, determined to overturn both Crown and Church. The Regent, John of Gaunt, has headed north, leaving his nephew, the boy-king Richard II, unprotected. Brother Athelstan meanwhile has been summoned to the monastery at Blackfriars, tasked with solving the murder of his fellow priest, Brother Alberic, found stabbed to death in his locked chamber. Athelstan would rather be protecting his parishioners at St Erconwald's. Instead, he finds himself investigating a royal murder that took place fifty-four years earlier whilst the rebel leaders plot the present king's destruction. What does the fate of the king's great-grandfather, Edward II, have to do with the murder of Brother Alberic more than fifty years later? When he finds his own life under threat, Athelstan discovers that exposing past secrets can lead to present danger.

The Herald Of Hell

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 1780295634
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A medieval mystery featuring sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan May, 1381. The Great Revolt draws ever nearer. The Upright Men openly roam the streets of London, waiting for the violence to begin. Their mysterious envoy, the Herald of Hell, appears at night all over the city, striking terror into the hearts of those who oppose them. But who is he? When his chancery clerk is found hanged in a notorious Southwark brothel, the ruthless Thibault, John of Gaunt's Master of Secrets, summons Brother Athelstan to investigate. Did Amaury Whitfield really kill himself following a visit from the terrifying Herald of Hell? Athelstan is unconvinced. In the dead man's possession was a manuscript containing a great secret which he had been striving to decipher. If he could only unlock the cipher and interpret the messages being carried to the so-called Herald of Hell, Athelstan would be one step closer to catching the killer. But can he crack the code before the Great Revolt begins?

A Pilgrimage To Murder

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 1780290969
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1381. The Great Revolt was crushed; the king s peace enforced. Brother Athelstan prepares for a pilgrimage, but he is summoned to the scene of a triple murder. One victim was John of Gaunt. Was this an act of revenge? Athelstan is also receiving menacing messages from an assassin. Could Athelstan s pilgrimage be leading him into a deadly trap?"

The Straw Men

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 0727896628
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While attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, an acting troupe, Brother Athelstan comes across a violent double murder, and he must find the culprit and discover if the royal court has a spy in their midst.

Candle Flame

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 1780290608
Genre : Fiction
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John of Gaunt sends Brother Athelstan to investigate his stolen treasure trove, the deaths of his tax collectors and their military escort, and a possible French spy active along the Thames.

The Book Of Fires

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 9781780105888
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An intriguing medieval mystery featuring sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan February, 1381. A ruthless killer known as the Ignifer – Fire Bringer – is rampaging through London, bringing agonising death and destruction in his wake. He appears to be targeting all those involved in the recent trial and conviction of the beautiful Lady Isolda Beaumont, burned at the stake for the murder of her husband. As the late Sir Walter Beaumont was a close friend of the Regent, John of Gaunt orders Sir John Cranston and Brother Athelstan to investigate. In the dead man’s possession was a copy of the mysterious ‘Book of Fires’, containing the secret formula of a devastating weapon, the so-called Greek Fire. The manuscript has since disappeared, and Gaunt is desperate for it not to fall into the hands of the Upright Men, who are busy plotting the Great Revolt. Was Isolda really guilty of murder? Who is the terrifying Fire Bringer – and what does he want? Brother Athelstan is about to tackle his most challenging, and potentially dangerous, case yet.

The Mansions Of Murder

Author : P. C. Doherty
ISBN : 1780295820
Genre : Athelstan, Brother (Fictitious character)
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Brother Athelstan is summoned to Queenhithe to investigate the murder of a priest who has been found stabbed to death inside his own locked church. Other disturbing discoveries include an empty coffin and a ransacked money chest. Who would commit murder inside a holy church - and steal treasure belonging to the most feared gangleader in London?

Devil S Domain

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 9781448300402
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In the summer of 1380 a French captain is murdered in Hawkmere Manor – a lonely, gloomy dwelling place, otherwise known as the ‘Devil’s Domain’, which is used by Regent John of Gaunt to house French prisoners captured during the bloody battles waged between the French and the English on the Narrow Seas. Sir John Cranston and Brother Athelstan are summoned to investigate the mysterious death but their path is riddled with obstacles. How could the murderer have entered the Frenchman’s chamber when the room was locked from within? Their aide, Sir Maurice Maltravers, is more of a hindrance than a help, as he faces the misery of heartbreak. Lady Angelica, the woman he intended to marry, has been whisked away to a convent by her tyrannical and disapproving father. It soon becomes apparent that only when the lovers are reunited will any progress be made in the murder investigation...

The Anger Of God

Author : Paul Doherty
ISBN : 9780755350926
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Autumn 1379, and the kingdom is seething with discontent as John of Gaunt is invested with the power of the crown. The French attack the southern ports and economic hardship reigns in the countryside, where the mysterious leader of the Great community of the Realm, who proclaims himself 'IRA DEI', the anger of God, is organising a revolt. Gaunt's plans to win over the great merchant princes of the capital are thrown into chaos by a series of bloody murders. In desperation, he turns to Sir John Cranston, Coroner of the City, and his clerk, Brother Athelstan, to bring the assassin to book and recover a king's ransom in gold which has mysteriously disappeared. As they investigate, Cranston and Athelstan are forced to navigate the seedy underworld of London as they try to bring a subtle murderer to justice... The fourth book in the Brother Athelstan series.

The Mysterium

Author : P. C. Doherty
ISBN : 9781429942409
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In The Mysterium, a new installment in the "deliciously suspenseful" Hugh Corbett Medieval Mystery series by P.C. Doherty, Sir Hugh Corbett is ordered to investigate the murder of a Chief Justice in the King's Court. February 1304—London is in crisis. A succession of brutal murders shocks the city as it comes to terms with the fall from power of Walter Evesham, Chief Justice in the Court of the King's Bench. Accused of bribery and corruption, Evesham has sought sanctuary to atone for his sins. When Evesham is discovered dead in his cell at the Abbey of Sion though, it appears that the Mysterium, a cunning killer brought to justice by Evesham, has returned to wreak havoc. Sir Hugh Corbett is ordered to investigate the murder. Has the Mysterium returned or is another killer imitating his brutal methods? As Corbett traces the ancient sins that hold the key to discovering the murderer's identity he must face his most cunning foe yet.

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