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Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19)

Paul Doherty

8 Reviews

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North & North East England, Scotland, c 1000 CE to c 1500, Crime & mystery, Historical adventure, Historical fiction

Paul Doherty's most popular series character, Hugh Corbett, returns in the follow up to DARK SERPENT.

Paul Doherty's most popular series character returns. Hugh Corbett is about to take up a life of danger once again in the nineteenth novel in his series and the follow up to DARK SERPENT. If you love historical mysteries from Robin Hobb, Susanna Gregory, Michael Jecks, Peter Tremayne and Bernard Knight, you will love this.

1296: King Edward I has led his army to Scotland, determined to take the country under his crown. But the fierce Scots have no intention of submitting to their oppressor and violent and bloody war breaks out.

1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there fifteen years ago.

An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king. It promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers.

But with an unknown traitor lurking in the shadows and danger around every corner, will Corbett be able to unravel the complex web of plots in time?

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Praise for Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19)

  • I really like these medieval whodunnits - Bookseller

  • A romping good read - Time Out

  • Historically informative, excellently plotted and, as ever, superbly entertaining - CADS 20

  • This rich tale . . . seeps authenticity and is written with wonderfully efficient style. A gem of an historical thriller - Huddersfield Daily Examiner

  • An opulent banquet to satisfy even the most murderous appetite - Northern Echo

  • Supremely evocative, scrupulously researched - Publishers Weekly

  • Extensive and penetrating research coupled with a strong plot and bold characterisation. Loads of adventure and a dazzling evocation of the past - Herald Sun, Melbourne

  • A well-written historical novel with a fast-paced, action-driven plot. Highly recommended -

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Paul Doherty

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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