A Haunt of Murder

A Haunt of Murder As night sets in Chaucer s weary pilgrims find themselves in a Kent copse rud to be haunted Huddling around the fire they persuade the Clerk of Oxford to tell a ghostly tale of love and death that

  • Title: A Haunt of Murder
  • Author: Paul Doherty
  • ISBN: 9780747222408
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As night sets in, Chaucer s weary pilgrims find themselves in a Kent copse, rud to be haunted Huddling around the fire, they persuade the Clerk of Oxford to tell a ghostly tale of love and death that will further chill their blood

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    About "Paul Doherty"

    1. Paul Doherty

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.He has been published under several pseudonyms P.C Doherty, Celia L Grace, Paul Harding, Ann Dukthas, Vanessa Alexander, Michael Clynes and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name.Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough North Eastern England in 1946 He had the usual education before studying at Durham for three years for the Catholic priesthood but decided not to proceed He went to Liverpool University where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in History and won a state scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford, whilst there he met his wife Carla Lynn Corbitt He continued his studies but decided that the academic world was not for him and became a secondary school teacher.Paul worked in Ascot, Nottingham and Crawley West Sussex before being appointed as Headmaster to Trinity Catholic School in September 1981 Trinity is a large comprehensive 1700 on roll which teaches the full ability range, ages 11 18 The school has been described as one of the leading comprehensives in the U.K In April, 2000 H M Inspectorate describe it as an Outstanding School , and it was given Beacon status as a Centre of Excellence whilst, in the Chief Inspector s Report to the Secretary of State for January 2001, Trinity Catholic High School was singled out for praise and received a public accolade.Paul s other incarnation is as a novelist He finished his doctorate on the reign of Edward II of England and, in 1987, began to publish a series of outstanding historical mysteries set in the Middle Age, Classical, Greek, Ancient Egypt and elsewhere These have been published in the United States by St Martin s Press of New York, Edhasa in Spain, and Eichborn, Heyne, Knaur and others in Germany They have also been published in Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Romania, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Bulgaria, Portugal and China, as well as Argentina and Mexico.He has been published under several pseudonyms see the bibliography C L Grace, Paul Harding, Ann Dukthas and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name He recently launched a very successful series based around the life of Alexander the Great, published by Constable Robinson in the U.K and Carroll and Graf in the U.S.A whilst his novels set in Ancient Egypt have won critical acclaim Paul has also written several non fiction titles A Life of Isabella the She wolf of France, Wife of Edward II of England, as well as study of the possible murder of Tutankhamun, the boy Pharaoh of Egypt s 18th Dynasty, and a study on the true fate of Alexander the Great.Paul and Carla live on the borders of London and Essex, not far from Epping Forest and six of their children have been through his own school His wife Carla currently owns two horses and is training, for showing and dressage, a beautiful Arab filly named Polly.Paul lectures for a number of organisations, particularly on historical mysteries, many of which later feature in his writings A born speaker and trained lecturer Paul Doherty can hold and entertain audiences.His one great ambition is to petition the Privy Council of England to open the Purbeck marble tomb of Edward II in Gloucester Cathedral Paul believes the tomb does not house the body

    562 thoughts on “A Haunt of Murder”

    1. Probably one of the best books I have ever read! The first time I ever read this author, who is consistently good - and extremely knowledgeable.


    2. Another short,but very well written novel. Doherty has been declared king of the medieval thriller rightfully.



    3. Too much Keep to the story line and less ritual from your church. It adds nothing to the tale to use the words or practices as you have done in this story.


    4. This is the second of the "Canterbury Tales" mysteries of PC Doherty that I've read. Like the first, it is more of a fantasy than a historical tale, with supernatural elements even more strongly present in Midnight Man. The story weaves a treasure hunt, the peasant's Revolt, and May Day celebration with religion, ghosts, and murder.Again, Doherty managed to surprise me with the identity of the perpetrators, but the mystery takes back stage to a morality play involving ghosts and demons and angel [...]


    5. There’s always a hint of the supernatural (in whatever shape) in these books, but it’s never been such an integral plot point until this entry. We not only get a regular “whodunit” murder in this story, but there’s also a good amount of “what happens after death” philosophy that put me somewhat in mind of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress.


    6. The last in the series so far. He needs to hurry and write the next one. It's been 10 years since this one came out.






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