The Straw Men
by Paul Doherty

“Medieval mystery fans have cause for rejoicing with the return of Brother Athelstan” Booklist on Bloodstone

The twelfth intricately plotted Brother Athelstan medieval mystery

January, 1381
. Guests of the Regent, John of Gaunt, Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston have been attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, Gaunt’s personal acting troupe, when the evening’s entertainment is rudely interrupted by the sudden, violent deaths of two of Gaunt’s VIP guests, their severed heads left on stage. The Regent orders Athelstan to find out who committed such a heinous act, leading Athelstan to tackle his most baffling case yet.

Reviews

Close attention will reward readers with well-researched historical information, from the minutiae of everyday living to the public events in the lives of the rich and powerful. Mystery buffs, however, are likely to reach the answer before Athelstan

Kirkus Reviews

Doherty mires the grisly action as firmly in mystery as he does the multi-tiered narrative in the mud, muck, and mayhem of medieval London poised on the brink of the Peasants’ Revolt

Booklist

Will appeal to John Dickson Carr fans. With dozens of books to his credit, Doherty continues to impress

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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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Editions

The Straw Men by Paul Doherty is available in the following formats

Hardback978178029037930th November 2012147 X 222mm224$32.95
Hardback978178029037930th November 2012147 X 222mm224£20.99
Ebook97817801036311st March 2013N/A224$10.99
Ebook97817801036311st March 2013N/A224£8.99
Paperback978178029536730th May 2014140 X 215mm224$17.95
Paperback978178029536730th May 2014140 X 215mm224£12.99
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