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Prince of Murders

(Book 24 in the Hugh Corbett series)
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Paul Doherty's twenty-fourth medieval mystery featuring Sir Hugh Corbett is a gripping and gruesome tale of blood-thirsty murder and mayhem sure to appeal to fans of C. J. Sansom and Bernard Cornwell.

Summer 1312. The earls of England, led by Edward II's cousin, Thomas Earl of Lancaster, are intent on the death of the king's favourite Gascon Peter Gaveson. Having hunted him down and bundled him out to Blacklow Hill in Warwickshire, they conduct a trial that leads to a Welsh archer running Gaveson through with a dagger before cutting off his head. Grief stricken, Edward despatches Sir Hugh Corbett to investigate exactly who is responsible for his favourite's judicial murder. The king is also deeply disturbed by a number of gruesome murders perpetrated at the Dominican house in Oxfordshire where his beloved Gaveson's corpse now lies. Once again, Corbett must employ his wit and ingenuity to navigate the dangerous meadows of murder and bring the culprits to justice before more deaths occur . . .

What readers say about Paul Doherty:
'Paul Doherty's depictions of medieval England are
truly outstanding'
brilliant story in the excellent Hugh Corbett series by a superb historical author'
Good plots, clever twists and mostly impossible to work out'

Genre: Historical Mystery

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