Category Archives: Historical Mysteries

Captain Cut-Throat by John Dickson Carr

1805, Northern France, and Napoleon’s forces stand ready to cross the Channel and invade England. But here is dissention in the ranks as the night is patrolled by a shadowy figure, killing without a trace, leaving a note, signed Captain … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Acolyte by Michael Jecks

Once upon a time, a monk from Tavistock saw fit to steal his Abbot’s wine. As punishment for his crime, he was lured onto the Devonshire moors by the devil himself and murdered. The story has been told throughout the … 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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The Sticklepath Strangler by Michael Jecks

Sticklepath, Devon, 1315. When a young girl is horribly murdered, with some of her flesh eaten, the village turns on Athelhard, dragging him from his house and executing him in front of his sister. He dies cursing the village and … Continue reading

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The Tournament Of Blood by Michael Jecks

Spring 1322, and the money lenders of Oakhampton are anticipating a good trade. Lord Hugh de Courtnenay is planning a tournament and any knight who is defeated is duty bound to pay a ransom to their captor – a ransom … Continue reading

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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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