Murder’s Snare
by Paul Doherty

Friar-sleuth Brother Athelstan is caught in a politically charged race against time! He must uncover the truth behind numerous gruesome murders in this tense historical mystery set in medieval London.

Normandy, 1358: The Free Company of the ‘Via Crucis – the Way of the Cross’ sweeps into the peaceful village of Avranches, like the riders from the Apocalypse, leaving nothing but death and hellish destruction in their wake.

London, 1382: Brother Athelstan is summoned to unpick the ugly truth behind a number of killings afflicting the great city. Some carried out like clean, efficient assassinations, all bearing the message ‘Justitia Fiat – let there be justice’, others inflicting torture and humiliation upon the bodies. But the victims all have one thing in common – they were all once members of Via Crucis.

With every new gruesome discovery, Brother Ahtelstan, with the help of Coroner Cranston, uncovers more clues which make up a most complicated riddle – but can he put together the last piece before the fate of the whole country is decided?

A skilfully plotted and researched medieval mystery which will appeal to fans of C.J. SANSOM


“Unsettling historical detail enhances a story of hate, revenge, and multiple murders”

Kirkus Reviews on Murder Most Treasonable

“Doherty doles out clues shrewdly and decorates the narrative with his characteristically sharp period details.This long-running series has yet to show signs of slowing down”

Publishers Weekly on Murder Most Treasonable

“Hair-raising descriptions of life in the Middle Ages enhance a challenging puzzle”

Kirkus Reviews on The Hanging Tree

“As always, Doherty makes a past century come alive in the service of a carefully crafted plot. Impossible crime fans will be pleased”

Publishers Weekly on The Hanging Tree

“With consummate skill and pacing, Doherty answers the plot's mysteries in a series of startling revelations, and the atmosphere of a London driven by ambition and greed is palpable. The prolific Doherty shows no signs of losing steam”

Publishers Weekly on The Stone of Destiny

“A tortuous, fascinating historical mystery whose finely honed descriptions are not for the faint of heart”

Kirkus Reviews on The Stone of Destiny

“Outstanding . . . Doherty keeps the action brisk, the crimes baffling and the deductions and solution fair”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Godless

“Doherty displays exceptional narrative flair as he brings the often-squalid sights, sounds and smells of medieval London to life in another artfully crafted and plotted historical mystery”

Booklist on The Godless

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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Murder’s Snare by Paul Doherty is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483131123rd December 2024N/A224$24.99
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