Category Archives: Historical Mysteries

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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The Dark Palace by R N Morris

1914, London, and the world is on the brink of war. Detective Inspector Silas Quinn and his two associates, DS Macadam and DC Inchball, have been tasked with seeking out possible German spies, but their investigations are curtailed when, at … Continue reading

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The Leper’s Bell by Peter Tremayne

When last we met Sister Fidelma, she returned from revealing a serial killer in Badger’s Moon, only to find that her young son Alchu had been kidnapped. Initially it seemed that his nurse had taken him, but when she is … 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

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