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Severn House Large Print, 2012 - Fiction - 350 pages
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An intriguing new Brother Athelstan historical mystery - December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King's coroner to investigate. For Sir Robert had in his possession a priceless relic, a sacred bloodstone, which has now disappeared. Did Sir Robert die of natural causes or was he murdered? Athelstan is sceptical of rumours of a curse hanging over Sir Robert, but when it is discovered that a second old soldier has been gruesomely slain on the same night, the rumours no longer seem so far-fetched . . .

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Review: Bloodstone (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #11)

User Review  - Kathy Moberg - Goodreads

It's been a long time since there was a Brother Athelstan mystery -- too long! I love this series. PC Doherty really knows his time periods and is so gifted at plotting and characterizations. His ... Read full review

Review: Bloodstone (The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan #11)

User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

I was not pulled into this tale because I saw immediately who the "culprit" was and the drawing of characters was not appealing to me within the framework of too many words of explanation at every turn. This was my first Athelston and I doubt that I shall try another of this series. Read full review

About the author (2012)

Mystery writer P. C. Doherty was born in Middlesborough, England. He is probably best known for the series which includes Ghostly Murders, A Tournament of Murders, A Tapestry of Murders, and An Ancient Evil. Other works include The Rose Demon, Satan's Fire, and The Devil's Hunt. Doherty also has published under the pen names of Paul Harding (The Nightingale Gallery) and Michael Clynes (The White Rose Murders).

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