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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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Dominican monk Brother Athelstan and his companion in crime solving, Sir John Cranston, Lord High Coroner of London, take on a locked-room murder.Sir John drags Athelstan away from his parish when ... Read full review

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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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