Category Archives: Historical Fiction Challenge

A Feast Of Poisons by C L Grace aka Paul Doherty

Louis XI of France, the “Spider”, has a hold over the English court. An English agent, carrying the Book of Ciphers has vanished without trace in Paris. Claiming to have the book, he sends three agents to Kent to negotiate … Continue reading

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The Mysterium by Paul Doherty

London, 1304, and a prison break leads to a slaughter on the villains involved, after they have sealed themselves inside a church, the same church the secret assassin known as the Mysterium vanished without a trace from many years. But … Continue reading

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The Fate Of Princes by Paul Doherty

Richard III, tormented (or is he?) by the accusations that he is responsible for the deaths of Edward V and his brother, the so-called Princes in the Tower, enlists Francis Lovell, his childhood friend and chamberlain to find the truth. … Continue reading

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Shadows In The Night by Jane Finnis

AD 91, Erbercus, Britain. The Romans have annexed Britain as part of their Empire fifty years previously and now the Roman and native population live side-by-side. Despite the time that has passed, this is not a peaceful co-habitation, and things … Continue reading

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The Crediton Killings by Michael Jecks

Devon, 1318ish. In the town of Crediton (approx ten miles inland from Exeter according to Google Maps – it’s a real place), an important guest is arriving, no less than the Bishop of Exeter himself! But a band of mercenaries … Continue reading

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Badger’s Moon by Peter Tremayne

Seventh century Ireland and Sister Fidelma and Brother Eadulf are adjusting to both married life and parenthood. The peaceful life doesn’t last for long though, as they are summoned to Rath Raithlen, a community living in terror. For the last … Continue reading

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The Prince Lost To Time by Ann Dukthas aka Paul Doherty

France, in the wake of Napoleon’s downfall. Following the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, the First Republic that led the country has fallen too, to and Louis XVIII sits on the throne. Anyone with a basic knowledge of … Continue reading

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Fair and Tender Ladies by Chris Nickson

Leeds, 1734. A young man comes to the city searching for his sister. Constable Richard Nottingham promises to help, but has little hope of finding her. What he does find the next day is the young man, lying dead with … Continue reading

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Crimson Rose by M J Trow

March 1587 and Christopher Marlowe’s first play, Tamburlaine The Great is opening at the Rose theatre. Marlowe is trying to distance himself from his past exploits as one of Sir Francis Walsingham’s agents but finds himself drawn into more mystery … Continue reading

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The Darkening Glass by Paul Doherty

March 1312, England. Edward II is virtually at war with his Earls. They have hounded him out of London to take refuge in Yorkshire. The earls’ primary demand is that Piers Gaveston, Edward’s favourite and seen to be a blight … Continue reading

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