Category Archives: Historical Mysteries

An Excellent Mystery by Ellis Peters

1141 and the Empress Matilda, despite capturing King Stephen, has been beaten back by the Queen’s army as the tide is turning during the so-called Anarchy. Two monks, fleeing the conflict, take sanctuary at Shrewsbury, in the monastical home of … Continue reading

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The Book Of Fires by Paul Doherty

London, 1381. Serjeant Richard Sutler is celebrating the successful prosecution of Lady Isolda Beaumont for the poisoning of her husband, Sir Walter Beaumont. There is one punishment for such a crime – Isolda was burned to death. As Sutler wends … Continue reading

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The Queen Of The Night by Paul Doherty

Rome, AD 314, is beset by problems. The children of the city’s richest families are being kidnapped for ransom from places previously believed to be safe, the kidnappers disappearing without trace. Meanwhile, veterans from a Roman campaign against the Picts … Continue reading

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The Boy-Bishop’s Glovemaker by Michael Jecks

Christmas 1321 and Sir Baldwin Furnshill, Keeper of the King’s Peace, his wife Jeanne and his friend, Bailiff Simon Puttock have been invited to Exeter to be honoured by receiving a reward – a pair of valuable gloves, presented by … Continue reading

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Roseblood by Paul Doherty

1450, London. Amidst the chaos of the uprising led by Jack Cade, the French mercenaries known only as LeCorbeil seize Edmund Roseblood and execute him. His final thought is that his brother, Simon Roseblood will avenge him. Five years later, … Continue reading

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The Traitor of St Giles by Michael Jecks

1321, Tiverton. Philip Dyne has confessed to the murder of a young woman and has sought sanctuary in the church of St Peter’s. As per the law, he has to walk to the coast along the King’s highway and leave … Continue reading

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Belladonna at Belstone by Michael Jecks

Devon, 1321. Lady Elizabeth of Topsham is the prioress of Belstone Abbey but stands accused by the treasurer, Sister Margherita of stealing vital funds for the upkeep of Belstone while also “entertaining” the new vicar in her chambers at night. … Continue reading

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