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

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. Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.He has been published under several pseudonyms P.C Doherty, Celia L Grace, Paul Harding, Ann Dukthas, Vanessa Alexander, Michael Clynes and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name.Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough North Eastern England in 1946 He had the usual education before studying at Durham for three years for the Catholic priesthood but decided not to proceed He went to Liverpool University where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in History and won a state scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford, whilst there he met his wife Carla Lynn Corbitt He continued his studies but decided that the academic world was not for him and became a secondary school teacher.Paul worked in Ascot, Nottingham and Crawley West Sussex before being appointed as Headmaster to Trinity Catholic School in September 1981 Trinity is a large comprehensive 1700 on roll which teaches the full ability range, ages 11 18 The school has been described as one of the leading comprehensives in the U.K In April, 2000 H M Inspectorate describe it as an Outstanding School , and it was given Beacon status as a Centre of Excellence whilst, in the Chief Inspector s Report to the Secretary of State for January 2001, Trinity Catholic High School was singled out for praise and received a public accolade.Paul s other incarnation is as a novelist He finished his doctorate on the reign of Edward II of England and, in 1987, began to publish a series of outstanding historical mysteries set in the Middle Age, Classical, Greek, Ancient Egypt and elsewhere These have been published in the United States by St Martin s Press of New York, Edhasa in Spain, and Eichborn, Heyne, Knaur and others in Germany They have also been published in Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Romania, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Bulgaria, Portugal and China, as well as Argentina and Mexico.He has been published under several pseudonyms see the bibliography C L Grace, Paul Harding, Ann Dukthas and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name He recently launched a very successful series based around the life of Alexander the Great, published by Constable Robinson in the U.K and Carroll and Graf in the U.S.A whilst his novels set in Ancient Egypt have won critical acclaim Paul has also written several non fiction titles A Life of Isabella the She wolf of France, Wife of Edward II of England, as well as study of the possible murder of Tutankhamun, the boy Pharaoh of Egypt s 18th Dynasty, and a study on the true fate of Alexander the Great.Paul and Carla live on the borders of London and Essex, not far from Epping Forest and six of their children have been through his own school His wife Carla currently owns two horses and is training, for showing and dressage, a beautiful Arab filly named Polly.Paul lectures for a number of organisations, particularly on historical mysteries, many of which later feature in his writings A born speaker and trained lecturer Paul Doherty can hold and entertain audiences.His one great ambition is to petition the Privy Council of England to open the Purbeck marble tomb of Edward II in Gloucester Cathedral Paul believes the tomb does not house the body

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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 rud 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 the pattern changes when fi [...]


  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 murderer, [...]


  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 the thr [...]


  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 de Londre [...]


  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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