Category Archives: Historical Mysteries

A Masterpiece Of Corruption by L C Tyler

December 1657, London, and Oliver Cromwell still governs the United Kingdom while the future Charles II lies in exile on the continent. John Grey, in the meantime, John Grey is trying to restart his legal career following the events of … Continue reading

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Author Interview: L C Tyler

It’s an absolute pleasure for me to do something a little different on the blog today. As regular readers will be aware, I came across L C Tyler’s work late last year (due to him being one of the speakers … Continue reading

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The Butcher Of St Peter’s by Michael Jecks

Exeter, August 1317, and Estmund Webber is grieving. His daughter has died and his wife has committed suicide. And an altercation as he tries to bury his wife not only cripples his friend but shatters his mind. November 1323, and … Continue reading

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The Chapel Of Bones by Michael Jecks

One dark night in 1283, Exeter Cathedral was stormed by a band of men and Walter de Lecchelade, the Chaunter, was brutally murdered. Many men paid for that night – either they were executed for crimes, either their’s or someone … 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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Dancing With Demons by Peter Tremayne

Ireland, AD 669, one year after the events of A Prayer For The Damned. Sechnussach, the High King of Ireland is sleeping in his chambers when Dubh Duin, the chieftain of the clan Cinél Cairpre walks in and cuts the … 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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