by Paul Doherty

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 . . .


Doherty layers one intriguing mystery upon another in this authentically detailed historical whodunit.


...brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of 1380.

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Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty has written over 100 books and was awarded the Herodotus Award, for lifelong achievement for excellence in the writing of historical mysteries by the Historical Mystery Appreciation Society. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and include the historical mysteries of Brother Athelstan and Hugh Corbett.

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Bloodstone by Paul Doherty is available in the following formats

Hardback978178029016430th November 2011145 X 222mm240£21.99
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