Monthly Archives: September 2011

An Ancient Evil by Paul Doherty

Apparently, when Chaucer’s pilgrims were on their way to Canterbury, on top of the stories related by Chaucer, they also told tales of terror and murder in the evening to pass the time. Well, according to Paul Doherty, anyway, who … Continue reading

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The Angel of Death by Paul Doherty

Edward I is in dire need of funds and arranges a meeting with the leaders of the church at St Paul’s Cathedral in order to negotiate new taxation. Before the meeting can begin, Walter De Montfort, the Dean of St … Continue reading

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Murder Imperial by Paul Doherty

313 AD and Emperor Constantine is facing a spot of bother. He, under the guidance of his mother, the Empress Helena, is planning to legalise the Christian Church in Rome, but unfortunately, some of his favourite courtesans have been found … Continue reading

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Spy In Chancery by Paul Doherty

Edward I is struggling against his enemies. He has lost Gascony to Philip of France and there are rumblings of rebellion in Wales and Scotland. But there is a more immediate danger – Edward’s primary spy in Paris has been … Continue reading

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The House of the Red Slayer aka The Red Slayer by Paul Harding aka Paul Doherty

It’s 1377 and Sir Ralph Whitton, the Constable of the Tower of London, has locked himself away in an isolated, guarded room in fear of his life. As you may well guess, this isn’t enough protection from the mysterious assassin … Continue reading

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Crown In Darkness by Paul Doherty

On 19 March 1286, Alexander III of Scotland suddenly left a meeting of his council to cross the Forth in the dark of night to see his new Queen, the French Princess Yolande. He never arrived – in the middle … Continue reading

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My 100th Post!

Just a quick explanation – this is my 100th post on my blog. It’s been running now for about 10 months and seems to be doing a wonderful job of curing my reader’s block. One of the recent discoveries of … Continue reading

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The White Priory Murders by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

And so, inspired by A Graveyard To Let, one of  Sir Henry Merrivale’s final flings, I thought I’d go back and have another look at one of his early adventures. A British actress, Marcia Tait, having made it big overseas, … Continue reading

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The Nightingale Gallery by Paul Harding aka Paul Doherty

Edward III has died, leaving the throne in the hands of his ten-year old son Richard, as watched over by Edward’s brother, John of Gaunt. But Gaunt has secrets, a fact that Sir Thomas Springall knows only too well. Before … Continue reading

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A Graveyard To Let by Carter Dickson aka John Dickson Carr

It’s 1949 and the Old Man, Sir Henry Merrivale, is visiting the United States. He is shanghaied to the estate of his old acquaintance Paul Manning, who promises to show him a miracle. But even the wily Merrivale is flummoxed … Continue reading

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