Category Archives: Paul Doherty

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

Posted in C L Grace, Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Kathryn Swinbrooke, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Doherty | 5 Comments

The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – March 2014

Well, this has been a funny old month. Nine books, eight of which were read before the eighteenth of the month and then only one since then. As I mentioned in the last review, the cause was in part a … 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

Posted in Brother Athelstan, Historical Mysteries, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Paul Doherty | 5 Comments

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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A Maze of Murders by C L Grace aka Paul Doherty

Canterbury, 1473. Sir Walter Maltravers is tormented by ghosts from his past – both recent, in the Battle of Towton in the Wars Of The Roses, and the past, in the fall of Constantinople. When a precious relic that he … Continue reading

Posted in C L Grace, Historical Mysteries, Kathryn Swinbrooke, Medieval Miscreants, Paul Doherty | 1 Comment

The ISOTCMN Awards for 2013

Time to put on my virtual black tie (that’s a tuxedo for my US readers) as it’s the end of 2013 and hence time for the In Search Of The Classic Mystery Novel awards for 2013. Goodness knows how long … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Gordon, Book Of The Month, David Mark, John Dickson Carr, Nev Fountain, Paul Doherty | 1 Comment

The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – November 2013

November – not the most successful month for me in terms of reading. Busy times at work and starting to look for a new house has meant little time for reading. My apologies again if you’re waiting for a review … Continue reading

Posted in Book Of The Month, Hugh Corbett, Paul Doherty | 4 Comments

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

Posted in Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Hugh Corbett, Locked Rooms and Impossible Murders, Medieval Miscreants, Paul Doherty | 5 Comments

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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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

Posted in Ann Dukthas, Historical Fiction Challenge, Historical Mysteries, Historical True Crime, Nicholas Segalla, Paul Doherty | 5 Comments