The House of Shadows (Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan) Mass Market Paperback – 2 Aug 2004
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The tenth gripping novel in the phenomenal series The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan
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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In “The House of Shadows,” we find the good brother all involved with his parish and their annual mystery play for Christmas.
In past episodes we’ve shared not only his sorrows but his triumphs and joys, and most importantly his sleuthing skills. He loves a murder--to solve. And, once again,
he has not only one murder, but a series of them. What’s a simple friar to do? Well, for starters, to solve them. And with his usual finesse and brilliance, he does.
Refreshing, too, is Doherty’s depiction of Athelstan’s Southwark, where, in addition to being the parish priest, he is secretarius, friend, and super sleuth to the Crown’s
coroner Sir John Cranston. We are treated, too, to his beloved St. Erconwald’s parish, with his cat Bonaventure, his horse Philomel, and the wide assortment of parishioners, all more than human! But this is also what endears his legions of fans
to him. England simply wouldn’t be the same without the Good Brother!
Doherty has provided us another good read; let’s hope he now has picked up this series for more episodes!
Paul Doherty has picked up the series once again and once again
this lovable friar finds himself at the crossroads of saving his
beloved parish members of St. Erconwald!
It's Christmas and he and his members are preparing their mystery play. Alas, the play's the thing, whereby he captures the conscience of the murderer! It's a series of nasty murders but who better to sort them out!
Doherty fans will warmly welcome this return. It's a nice Christmas present!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Every book in this series features vivid pictures of mediaeval life as part of carefully crafted plots. This book keeps you guessing until the endPublished 21 months ago by Mrplanet