Category Archives: Historical Mysteries

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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Squire Throwleigh’s Heir by Michael Jecks

Spring, 1321, and Roger, Squire of Throwleigh has a good life. With his own estates, a loving wife and a young son, things are going well. Until he drops dead of a heart attack, leaving five year old Herbert as … Continue reading

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Master Of Souls by Peter Tremayne

670 AD, Ireland. A gang of wreckers drive a ship onto the rocks and the sole survivor of the ship witnesses them accost a group of religeuse and brutally murder the Abbess who was leading the group. She was the … Continue reading

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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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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 Leper’s Return by Michael Jecks

Being Master of a leper hospital probably isn’t the most popular career choice, but that is what faces Ralph of Houndeslow as he comes to Crediton. Guardian of a group of seriously ill individuals who are shunned from society – … Continue reading

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The Poisoner of Ptah by Paul Doherty

Egypt, circa 1475 BC, and there’s a poisoner on the loose. Some years previously, a priest at the temple of Ptah (Egyptian God of Craftsman) was finally revealed as the assassin known as the Rekhet, an expert at poison and … Continue reading

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Falconer’s Judgement by Ian Morson

Oxford, 1261, and the end of the world is nigh, if you listen to Friar Fordam’s rhetoric at least. But more importantly, Pope Alexander is dying and Bishop Otho, the Papal Legate, is visiting Oxford. During a riot, a young … Continue reading

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