Category Archives: Brother Athelstan

Candle Flame by Paul Doherty

Southwark, February 1381. Very precise with the date there, as people with a good knowledge of medieval history will know that this is the year when the Peasants’ Revolt is on the verge of breakout across England and London in … Continue reading

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The House Of Shadows by Paul Doherty

1360, Southwark. The great treasure of the Lombards, borrowed to finance a crusade, was stolen, vanished into thin air along with its guardians. And in the graveyard of St Erconwald’s, the courtesan Guinevere the Golden, dreaming of riches, meets a … Continue reading

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The Straw Men by Paul Doherty

January 1381, London. A mere six months before the Great Uprising, better known as the Peasants’ Revolt, when Wat Tyler and his cohorts led a rebellion against the ruling classes, storming the Tower of London and burning the Savoy Palace, … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Domain by Paul Doherty

Finally, the last of my holiday reading and it’s another from my favourite series of historical mysteries, those featuring Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston, coroner of London, in the early years of the reign of Richard II. There is … Continue reading

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The Assassin’s Riddle by Paul Harding aka Paul Doherty

London, in the summer of 1380, and Edwin Chapler, clerk of the Office of the Green Wax, is pulled from the river, dead after receiving a nasty bash on the head. On the same day, notorious money-lender Bartholomew Drayton is … Continue reading

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The House of Crows by Paul Harding aka Paul Doherty

1380, London. A candle, an arrowhead and a message – “Remember”. This is all the warning the members of the Knights of the Swan receive before being brutally murdered. Summoned to London from Shropshire to sit in Parliament to discuss … Continue reading

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More Sherlock – Recommended Reading

I seem to have attracted a large number of extra visitors thanks to my review of the first episode of series two of Sherlock, A Scandal in Belgravia – it’s currently my 13th most visited post out of 144 after … Continue reading

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By Murder’s Bright Light by Paul Harding aka Paul Doherty

And, after a very careful count, we come to my 99th book review of my first year of my blog – and it’s those men again – Brother Athelstan, Sir John Cranston and, of course, Paul Doherty. I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Bloodstone by Paul Doherty

In the aftermath of the battle of Poitiers, a group of mercenaries, the Wyvern Company, returned from France with a sacred ruby, alleged to have formed from Christ’s blood while he was on the cross. This Bloodstone is passed into … Continue reading

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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

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