Category Archives: Paul Doherty

Reading Bingo – 2015

Cleo‘s fault again, I’m afraid, but I can’t resist this sort of challenge – one that doesn’t change my reading plans. Basically, it’s a Bingo card to review your reading for the year. So I thought I’d take a look … Continue reading

Posted in A D Garrett, Agatha Christie, Ann Cleeves, Christopher St John Sprigg, Dolores Gordon-Smith, Edward D Hoch, Ellis Peters, Francis Beeding, General, Gladys Mitchell, J A Lang, J Jefferson Farjeon, James Finn Garner, John Dickson Carr, L C Tyler, Michael Jecks, Paul Doherty, Peter Tremayne, Ragnar Jonasson, Rebecca Tope, Robert Thorogood, Ronald Knox, Sarah Ward, Sharon Bolton, Terry Pratchett | 6 Comments

The Puzzly – The ISOTCMN Book Of The Month – September 2015

September and it seems that the summer of reading madness is well and truly over. Thirty eight books over the two summer months but then that slight distraction of heading back to work struck, coupled with my weird side-strain that … Continue reading

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The Herald Of Hell by Paul Doherty

London, May 1381, and the Great Uprising, the Peasants’ Revolt, is nigh. As the Upright Men move their foot-soldiers into position and John of Gaunt seeks to turn matters to his benefit, the Herald of Hell is stalking the streets. … Continue reading

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The Masked Man by Paul Doherty

In 1669, a man was arrested and housed in a number of jails, including the Bastille. He was in the custody of the same jailer until the prisoner’s death in 1703. He was rarely seen but when he was, he … Continue reading

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The Time Of Murder At Mayerling by Ann Dukthas aka Paul Doherty

30 January 1889, the royal hunting lodge in the village of Mayerling in Austria. Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Baroness Mary Vetsera lie dead, victims apparently of a suicide pact. This was a momentous historical event that led to … Continue reading

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The Serpent Amongst The Lilies by Paul Doherty

In the reign of Henry VI, the lands in France that were taken by his father, Henry V, are being taken back by the French, under the leadership of Jehanne D’Arc, a young peasant girl being led by visions from … Continue reading

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The Spies Of Sobeck by Paul Doherty

1477 BC, Ancient Egypt – well, Egypt, the date implies the “Ancient” bit, doesn’t it? Sorry, digressed a bit there. Right, start again. 1477 BC, Egypt, and Pharaoh Hatusu returns to Thebes only find rumbling of danger from neighbouring Nubia. … Continue reading

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