Murder Wears a Cowl

Murder Wears a Cowl In early a violent serial killer lurks in the city of London slitting the throats of prostitutes And when Lady Somerville one of the Sisters of St Martha is murdered in the same barbaric fashi

  • Title: Murder Wears a Cowl
  • Author: Paul Doherty
  • ISBN: 9780747239918
  • Page: 103
  • Format: Paperback
  • In early 1302 a violent serial killer lurks in the city of London, slitting the throats of prostitutes.And when Lady Somerville, one of the Sisters of St Martha, is murdered in the same barbaric fashion, her death is closely followed by that of Father Benedict in suspicious circumstances Edward of England turns to his trusted master clerk, Hugh Corbett, to reveal the idenIn early 1302 a violent serial killer lurks in the city of London, slitting the throats of prostitutes.And when Lady Somerville, one of the Sisters of St Martha, is murdered in the same barbaric fashion, her death is closely followed by that of Father Benedict in suspicious circumstances Edward of England turns to his trusted master clerk, Hugh Corbett, to reveal the identity of the bloodthirsty assassin Joining Corbett on his mission are his devious manservant Ranulf and his faithful horseman Maltote In the dark, fetid streets of the city and in the desolate abbey grounds, they encounter danger and deceit at every turn Only Ragwort, the mad beggar, has seen the killer strike, and the one clue that Corbett has to help him is Lady Somerville s cryptic message Calcullus non facit monachum the cowl does not make the monk.

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    1. MURDER WEARS A COWL (Historical Mystery-London-1302 – PoorDoherty, P.C. – 5th in seriesHeadline, 1992 – UK HardcoverKing Edward has been notified that unless someone uncovers the killer of a number of London’s courtesans, they may begin exposing their high-ranking client’s secrets. It has also been rumored that Richard Puddlicott, the most wanted man in London, as been seen. Newly dubbed Sir Hugh Corbett, the king’s clerk, and his manservant Ranulf have been ordered to the task. But [...]

    2. International political intrigue, treason, robbery and multiple murders. This volume in the ongoing Hugh Corbett series from Paul Doherty has it all. And then in the Author's Note at the end we discover it's all historical true Got to love a good historical mystery thriller.Our eponymous hero is back, with a new family, a new position and status, and with a new assignment from the King of England to sort out a series of murders rocking the City of London. In the midst of the hunt for the murdere [...]

    3. The Hugh Corbett mysteries are usually filled with interesting historical facts as Doherty unfolds a mystery. The mystery, in this story, was good, the characters were fascinating, and the information provided gave a good framework for understanding this particular time period.

    4. Hugh CorbettAbsolutely love these stories, the plots and the period . I read the last book in a day. Brilliant .

    5. Too bad a recording to listen to!work mp3The sixth book in the Hugh Corbett series(1992)blurb - P. C. Doherty's medieval mysteries are known for their gripping suspense, accuracy, and appealing characters. They have delighted readers with a blend of sleuthing, adventure, and vividly conveyed atmosphere - all wrapped around a mystery from the Middle Ages. Murder Wears a Cowl, the sixth mystery featuring Hugh Corbett, a spy for Edward I, concerns a violent serial killer lurking in London, slitting [...]

    6. J?aime bien les polars historiques de Doherty. Ils se d?roulent au tout d?but du 14 i?me si?cle entre Londres et Paris. Bien-s?r, sachant que l?auteur est anglais, je vous laisse deviner o? sont les m?chants ! Mais bon, les enqu?tes sont bien ficel?es et tiennent la route. Celle-ci ne fait pas exception. Hugh Corbett, enqu?teur au service direct du roi Edouard Ier, n?a pas son pareil pour d?jouer les complots venus d?outre-Manche. Cette fois-ci, il se passe des choses tr?s louches dans la Tour d [...]

    7. Another enjoyable offering featuring newly knighted Hugh Corbett. King Edward I uses his usual trickery to send Sir Hugh to London to investigate serial murders. In the process, Corbett uncovers unfaithful monks, stolen royal funds and the always unsavory French envoy, de Craon. Mr Doherty uses a new device in this novel - a cliff-hanger ending.

    8. I did a fair bit of reading on the honeymoon, and managed to finish off another of the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries. This story was set in 1302 and based on real events at Westminster Abbey. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and the character development of Ranulf, Corbett's manservant.I'm about half way through this series now, and looking forward to reading the next one.

    9. Although Doherty is one of my favorite authors, I haven't read one of his books in a while. Enjoyed this book as much as the others. Stayed up late to finish it.

    10. I think this series is one of the few historical mystery series that is worth readdding from the the first book

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