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The Mysterium

A Hugh Corbett Medieval Mystery

A Hugh Corbett Medieval Mystery

P.C. Doherty

Minotaur Books

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.


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Mysterium, The
1Botleas: a crime so serious, there can be no financial compensation'Archers forward, notch!' Ranulf-atte-Newgate, Clerk in the Chancery of Green Wax, raised his sword and stared across the sprawling cemetery that ringed the ancient church of St Botulph's Cripplegate in the King's own city of London. Ranulf was in armour, a mailed clerk, hauberked and helmeted. In one hand a kite-shaped shield was raised against the bowmen peering from those arrow-slit windows in St Botulph's tower. This full-square, sturdy donjon towered over the cemetery, an ideal refuge for the miscreants who
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Praise for PC Doherty:

"Resurrectionist magic."--The New York Times Book Review

"Deliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmospheric.  A great read."--Historical Novels Review

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THE MYSTERIUM by P.C. Doherty | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE MYSTERIUM . The extreme wealth, dire poverty and resulting intrigue of 1304 London lead to murder.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • P.C. Doherty

  • 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. 
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