Monthly Archives: September 2012

Suspicious Minds by Martin Edwards

Harry Devlin, Liverpool lawyer, having been introduced in the outstanding All The Lonely People, one of my favourite recent reads, is back for another outing, this time named after an Elvis song. One of his clients, Jack Stirrup, is suspected … Continue reading

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Guest Post – Marsali Taylor on Death On A Longship

Well, hopefully, you’ve just read the review – if not, click here. As part of the blog tour promoting the book, Marsali Taylor has written about her inspiration for the story. Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to … Continue reading

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Death On A Longship by Marsali Taylor

Cass Lynch is a Shetland native who is in love with the sea. After spending a good portion of her life out on the ocean wave, she has finally returned home to captain the Stormfugl, a viking longship that is … Continue reading

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Murder In Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

At an archaeological dig in Mesopotamia, Nurse Amy Leatheran is recruited by Dr Leidner, the leader of the dig, to look after his wife. Everyone seems to have a different opinion of Louise Leidner, but when she is murdered in … Continue reading

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A Brood of Vipers by Michael Clynes aka Paul Doherty

1523, London. The Abrizzi family is visiting the court of King Henry VIII as envoys from Florence when the head of the family, Lord Francesco, is shot in the head in a marketplace by an arquebus – a new-fangled hand-cannon. … Continue reading

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The Spider’s Web by Peter Tremayne

Eber is a the chieftain of Araglin, a man with a good reputation in the area. Oh, sorry. Eber WAS the chieftain, as one morning, his household is woken by the discovery of his body, stabbed to death. Luckily, next … Continue reading

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The Anubis Killings by Paul Doherty

New Author August is over, so, as you might expect, it’s time for the return of my seemingly incessant reviews of the work of Paul Doherty, this time heading back to ancient Egypt for the third in the series featuring … Continue reading

Posted in Amerotke, Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Doherty | 4 Comments