Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Anger of God by Paul Harding aka Paul Doherty

As the more observant of you may have noticed, I’m having a bit of a Medieval season of reviews at the moment. It struck me as fair play to have a look at the alternatives to Paul Doherty, just in … Continue reading

Posted in Brother Athelstan, Historical Mysteries, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Doherty, Paul Harding | 10 Comments

The Sanctuary Seeker by Bernard Knight

I’m having a bit of a tour around other medieval mystery writers at the moment – after Michael Jecks, we find Bernard Knight, author of mysteries set in late twelfth century Exeter. Crowner John is the newly appointed coroner, permanently … Continue reading

Posted in Bernard Knight, Crowner John, Historical Mysteries | 10 Comments

The Tolls of Death by Michael Jecks

In the summer of 1323, during the reign of Edward II, a young woman Athelina is found hanged alongside the dead bodies of her two young children. The village of Cardinham in Cornwall soon becomes a dangerous place as more … Continue reading

Posted in Furnshill & Puttock, Historical Mysteries, Michael Jecks | 8 Comments

A Murder in Macedon by Anna Apostolou

In the summer of 336 BC, as Philip of Macedon prepares to celebrate in front of all of Greece, his loyal bodyguard, Pausanias, stabs him in the centre of the arena. Pausanias flees, but is tripped by an unseen person … Continue reading

Posted in Alexander the Great, Historical Mysteries, Paul Doherty | 9 Comments

A Shrine of Murders by C L Grace

At the end of the Wars of the Roses, Edward IV is triumphant over Henry and Margaret and Canterbury, supporters of the losing Lancastrian side is in turmoil. The upheaval isn’t helped by the presence of a poisoner, preying on … Continue reading

Posted in C L Grace, Historical Mysteries, Kathryn Swinbrooke, Paul Doherty | 3 Comments

False Scent by Ngaio Marsh

Mary Bellamy is a star of the London stage – possibly a fading star, but a star, nonetheless. So when she dies with a faceful of insect repellent at her fiftieth birthday party, Superintendent Alleyn investigates. But is seems that … Continue reading

Posted in Inspector Alleyn, Ngaio Marsh | 7 Comments

Falsehood In Advertising – Virals by Kathy Reichs

The last time that I put a book down after a disappointing first couple of chapters (The Holmes Affair by Graeme Moore), I didn’t post a review of it – after all, I’d only read about 30 pages of it. … Continue reading

Posted in Film and TV, General, Kathy Reichs, Thriller | 7 Comments

The Poisoned Chalice by Michael Clynes aka Paul Doherty

It’s 1521, Henry VIII is on the throne – married to Catherine of Aragorn but certainly his roving eye is looking elsewhere. Roger Shallot, and his master, Benjamin Daunbey, are dragged into Henry’s affairs of state, as they are sent … Continue reading

Posted in Historical Mysteries, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Michael Clynes, Paul Doherty, Roger Shallot | 6 Comments