The Mysterium by P. C. Doherty

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Doherty effortlessly presents the world of the early 14th century and engages the reader right from the start
-Historical Novel Society

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In The Mysterium, a new installment in the “deliciously suspenseful” Hugh Corbett Medieval Mystery series by P.C. Doherty, Sir Hugh Corbett is ordered to investigate the murder of a Chief Justice in the King’s Court.

 

February 1304—London is in crisis. A succession of brutal murders shocks the city as it comes to terms with the fall from power of Walter Evesham, Chief Justice in the Court of the King’s Bench. Accused of bribery and corruption, Evesham has sought sanctuary to atone for his sins. When Evesham is discovered dead in his cell at the Abbey of Sion though, it appears that the Mysterium, a cunning killer brought to justice by Evesham, has returned to wreak havoc. Sir Hugh Corbett is ordered to investigate the murder. Has the Mysterium returned or is another killer imitating his brutal methods? As Corbett traces the ancient sins that hold the key to discovering the murderer’s identity he must face his most cunning foe yet.


 

About P. C. Doherty

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P.C. DOHERTY is the author of several acclaimed mystery series including The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries, and the Canterbury Tales of mystery and murder. He lives in England. 
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 321 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Apr 01 2012

Doherty provides another meticulously researched trip to the distant past, a clever mystery with a fine feel for the period.

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Historical Novel Society

Excellent

Doherty effortlessly presents the world of the early 14th century and engages the reader right from the start

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Mystery Scene

Excellent
Reviewed by Debbie Lester

Together, these admirable qualities make for an engaging mystery that explores the mind of a serial killer set in medieval times.

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Fantasy Book Review

Good
Reviewed by Pamela Luke

The murder mystery itself, and its investigation is standard, however the background detail to which Doherty gives the medieval world is rich and evocative.

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The Mystery Gazette

Good
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner on Apr 02 2012

This is the usual great medieval whodunit that readers expect from P.C. Doherty...

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