The Straw Men by Paul Doherty
(A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery)

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"Medieval mystery fans have cause for rejoicing with the return of Brother Athelstan" Booklist on Bloodstone|January, 1381. Guests of the Regent, John of Gaunt, Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston have been attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, Gaunt’s personal acting troupe, when the evening’s entertainment is rudely interrupted by the sudden, violent deaths of two of Gaunt’s VIP guests, their severed heads left on stage. The Regent orders Athelstan to find out who committed such a heinous act, leading Athelstan to tackle his most baffling case yet.|"Close attention will reward readers with well-researched historical information, from the minutiae of everyday living to the public events in the lives of the rich and powerful. Mystery buffs, however, are likely to reach the answer before Athelstan"|?Will appeal to John Dickson Carr fans. With dozens of books to his credit, Doherty continues to impress?

About Paul 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 March 1, 2013 by Severn House Digital. 224 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Doherty’s gift for blending historical intrigue and brilliantly constructed, impossible crimes has never been better displayed than in his 12th whodunit featuring Brother Athelstan (after 2012’s Blood

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