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The Mysterium (Hugh Corbett Mysteries Book 17) [Kindle Edition]

Paul Doherty
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In Paul Doherty's brilliant new novel, will Hugh Corbett find the deadly assassin stalking London's streets? February 1304, and London is in crisis. A succession of brutal murders shocks the city as it comes to terms with the fall from power of Walter Evesham, Chief Justice in the Court of the King's Bench. Accused of bribery and corruption, Evesham has sought sanctuary to atone for his sins. When Evesham is discovered dead in his cell at the Abbey of Sion though, it appears that the Mysterium, a cunning killer brought to justice by Evesham, has returned to wreak havoc. Sir Hugh Corbett is ordered to investigate the murder. Has the Mysterium returned or is another killer imitating his brutal methods? As Corbett traces the ancient sins that hold the key to discovering the murderer's identity he must face his most cunning foe yet.

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    Book Description

    The seventeenth novel in Paul Doherty's acclaimed Sir Hugh Corbett series

    About the Author

    Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1040 KB
    • Print Length: 386 pages
    • Publisher: Headline (30 Oct. 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B009S8AU96
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,670 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    By Amelrode VINE VOICE
    Format:Paperback
    In my liberary I have nearly all of Dr Paul Doherty's books and I actaully wrote my first review ever about a book by him. I was always looking forward to his books, but step by step I am getting more and more disappointed. The previous reviewer has already pointed out that this crime story is rather predictable. Yes indeed it is: just look for the most innocent looking one. Predictability can be off-set by a exciting hunt, but even that is not happeing. It seems that Sir Hugh is set for retirement and Ranulf is slowly taking over. It seems that is Sir Hugh is a bit of a reflection of the author himself. It seems has lost the grip, the excitment and fun of writing. He writes too much and has too many caracters to develop leading to the result that all stay the same. His description of medival life is rather the same and never develops. It is all too much a mass production and less quality. I am disappointed I have to admit. I have read worse books, but it far below the standards of previous times.
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    5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Mysterium not so Mysterious 24 April 2010
    By Julia H
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    Although am enjoyable read the latest instalment of the Hugh Corbett saga is not as engrossing as the previous volume Nightshade. Perhaps having read my way through the entire cannon Dr Doherty's oeuvre is becoming predictable. This book was spoilt for me by poor proof reading. My copy will be heavily annotated before long. I hope that this will not be the last we hear of Sir Hugh; of all the novel series Doherty writes these are the most enjoyable, though I find it strange that Dr Doherty having written a fascinating factual account of the theft of Edward the first's treasure from Westminster Abbey has chosen not to involve Corbett in the investigation.
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    3.0 out of 5 stars The end? 23 Feb. 2015
    By sunim
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Well..actually I hope Dr Doherty will allow Hugh to retire now. With his prolific output and all the plots and characters he has to control, something's got to give. In trying to sustain this demand it certainly has given. The stories are predictable and the mysteries are becoming solvable well before all the "clues" are found. Oh, and of course there is yet another stunningly beautiful girl for our Ranulf to drool over and fall in love with. Yawn.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars The mysterium 26 Jun. 2014
    By andton
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    Excellent. Once again m r doherty has written a well crafted and intriguing story. I recommend you read it wholeheartedly.
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    Whereas I didn't feel this was quite up to the standard of previous mysteries I love the ongoing development of Hugh's struggle with his deep religious convictions and his loyalty to his King whom he suspects is continually plotting behind the scenes and manipulating the outcome of his investigations. I do hope however, that Hugh's disillusionment with the "establishment" does not prevent him from tackling any future threats to the throne and the nation's stability. I would like to see his relationship with the shadowy De Craon explored more deeply.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Entry In A Great Series 30 Nov. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition
    The seventeenth and final Hugh Corbett novel. To summarise, the first four were good reads, and the next twelve were outstanding. It was a Hugh Corbett book that got me into Paul Doherty's work and I've been saving the last one for when it was needed.

    And it's exactly what I expected and exactly what I needed. An outstanding historical evocation - the opening sections in particular show just how unpleasant London could be - and an absolutely gripping plot. There is more character development for Sir Hugh and for his sidekick Ranulf-Atte-Newgate and a ruthless murderer. With a varied set of suspects (which this time aren't being murdered one by one), all with their own motivations, there is a logic behind the killings but it would take a better sleuth than I to spot it. There are a couple of impossibilities too, albeit not major ones, but they add a little complication to the plot.

    Highly Recommended

    For the full review, see classicmystery.wordpress.com
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Another roaring tale 13 Oct. 2013
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    What more can I say about Hugh Corbett and his adventures? I love the characters of Hugh and Ranulf. Really enjoy these books. Maybe now that I have read all HC's I shall have to move on to ancient Egypt?
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Man is a mystery 1 Feb. 2013
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    Another look into medieval England and its political,religious and social history Hugh Corbett and his ever present shadow ranulph aided by faithful chanson bring to an end a spate of evil murders and those guilty.and even questions king Edward 1st of his part in this evil plot and lays down his ring and seal of office having had enough . Will ranulf take up where Hugh Corbett left off ?
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