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SATAN IN ST MARY'S 1284: Edward I is battling a traitorous movement founded by the late Simon de Montfort, the rebel who lost his life at the Battle of Evesham in 1258. The Pentangle, the movement's underground society whose members are known to practice the black arts, is thought to be behind the apparent suicide of Lawrence Duket, one of the King's loyal subjects. The Ki SATAN IN ST MARY'S 1284: Edward I is battling a traitorous movement founded by the late Simon de Montfort, the rebel who lost his life at the Battle of Evesham in 1258. The Pentangle, the movement's underground society whose members are known to practice the black arts, is thought to be behind the apparent suicide of Lawrence Duket, one of the King's loyal subjects. The King, deeply suspicious of the affair, orders his wily Chancellor, Burnell, to look into the matter. Burnell chooses a sharp and clever clerk from the Court of King's Bench, Hugh Corbett, to conduct the investigation. Corbett - together with his manservant, Ranulf - is swiftly drawn into the tangled politics and dark and dangerous underworld of medieval London. CROWN IN DARKNESS 1286: on a storm-ridden night, King Alexander III of Scotland is riding across the Firth of Forth to meet his beautiful French bride Yolande. He never reaches his final destination as his horse mysteriously slips, sending them both crashing to their death on the rocks. The Scottish throne is left vacant of any real heir and immediately the great European princes and the powerful nobles of Alexander's kingdom start fighting for the glittering prize. The Chancellor of England, Burnell, ever mindful of the interest his king, Edward I, has in Scotland, sends his faithful clerk, Hugh Corbett, to report on the chaotic situation at the Scottish court. Concerned that a connection exists between the king's death and those now desirous of taking the Scottish throne, Corbett is drawn into a maelstrom of intrigue, conspiracy and danger. SPY IN CHANCERY Edward I of England and Philip IV of France are at war. Philip, by devious means, has managed to seize control of the English duchy of Aquitaine in France, and is now determined to crush Edward. King Edward suspects that his enemy is being aided by a spy in the English court and commissions his chancery clerk, Hugh Corbett, to trace and, if possible, destroy the traitor. Corbett's mission brings him into danger on both land and at sea, and takes him to Paris, and its dangerous underworld, and then to hostile Wales. Unwillingly he is drawn into the murky undercurrents of international politics in the last decade of the thirteenth century.


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SATAN IN ST MARY'S 1284: Edward I is battling a traitorous movement founded by the late Simon de Montfort, the rebel who lost his life at the Battle of Evesham in 1258. The Pentangle, the movement's underground society whose members are known to practice the black arts, is thought to be behind the apparent suicide of Lawrence Duket, one of the King's loyal subjects. The Ki SATAN IN ST MARY'S 1284: Edward I is battling a traitorous movement founded by the late Simon de Montfort, the rebel who lost his life at the Battle of Evesham in 1258. The Pentangle, the movement's underground society whose members are known to practice the black arts, is thought to be behind the apparent suicide of Lawrence Duket, one of the King's loyal subjects. The King, deeply suspicious of the affair, orders his wily Chancellor, Burnell, to look into the matter. Burnell chooses a sharp and clever clerk from the Court of King's Bench, Hugh Corbett, to conduct the investigation. Corbett - together with his manservant, Ranulf - is swiftly drawn into the tangled politics and dark and dangerous underworld of medieval London. CROWN IN DARKNESS 1286: on a storm-ridden night, King Alexander III of Scotland is riding across the Firth of Forth to meet his beautiful French bride Yolande. He never reaches his final destination as his horse mysteriously slips, sending them both crashing to their death on the rocks. The Scottish throne is left vacant of any real heir and immediately the great European princes and the powerful nobles of Alexander's kingdom start fighting for the glittering prize. The Chancellor of England, Burnell, ever mindful of the interest his king, Edward I, has in Scotland, sends his faithful clerk, Hugh Corbett, to report on the chaotic situation at the Scottish court. Concerned that a connection exists between the king's death and those now desirous of taking the Scottish throne, Corbett is drawn into a maelstrom of intrigue, conspiracy and danger. SPY IN CHANCERY Edward I of England and Philip IV of France are at war. Philip, by devious means, has managed to seize control of the English duchy of Aquitaine in France, and is now determined to crush Edward. King Edward suspects that his enemy is being aided by a spy in the English court and commissions his chancery clerk, Hugh Corbett, to trace and, if possible, destroy the traitor. Corbett's mission brings him into danger on both land and at sea, and takes him to Paris, and its dangerous underworld, and then to hostile Wales. Unwillingly he is drawn into the murky undercurrents of international politics in the last decade of the thirteenth century.

30 review for The Hugh Corbett Omnibus (Ebook)

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jim Edmonds

    The best history mysteries I've ever read I've always enjoyed history, especially historical novels. I've found that exceptional examples give us an easier perspective on the times and places. The first three novels in the series are among the most interesting mysteries I've ever enjoyed, in any genre. The background and character development of Hugh is brought about through the actions of Hugh and the other characters in a natural, organic manner. I won't spoil the stories, just give them a try f The best history mysteries I've ever read I've always enjoyed history, especially historical novels. I've found that exceptional examples give us an easier perspective on the times and places. The first three novels in the series are among the most interesting mysteries I've ever enjoyed, in any genre. The background and character development of Hugh is brought about through the actions of Hugh and the other characters in a natural, organic manner. I won't spoil the stories, just give them a try for yourselves. They are a very serious bargain.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Paul Marc Fay

    Rattling good yarn The old saying "a rattling good yarn" accurately describes the Corbett mysteries. I would recommend them as an antidote to some of the more pompous historical novels

  3. 4 out of 5

    WIlliam Hill

    Three of the best. I read all of Paul Doherty as and when they become available and I enjoy every one. I have read all three and if you want to get into the beginning of the Hugh Corbett novels this is the place to start and you most certainly will be hooked.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joyce Reppenhaagen

    Guessing game. I really love reading these books by Doherty, this one was a good mystery to me as I couldn't figure out who the spy was, and was surprised to find out. Can't wait to go on to the next one.

  5. 4 out of 5

    ELzabeth Livingstone

    New Hero Very happy to find a new hero. I'm delighted that starting with this Omnibus made it easier to get to know the characters and another insight into history!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carol Beckman

    Interesting period detail This is not a book to keep you on the edge of your seat but is full of historical detail both political and social.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Christopher F Tilley

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mary Swanson

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mrs V M Pace

  10. 4 out of 5

    rose

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ian Wood

  12. 5 out of 5

    Graham Hill

  13. 5 out of 5

    RICKEY RUEBSAMEN

  14. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  15. 5 out of 5

    Christine Smith

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mr K Milne Mrs T Milne

  17. 5 out of 5

    Julie-Anne Boxall

  18. 4 out of 5

    Scott Southam

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cerian Sian Leadbeter

  20. 5 out of 5

    A Defibaugh

  21. 5 out of 5

    Osopadre

  22. 4 out of 5

    Martin Clacker

  23. 4 out of 5

    Ab5000

  24. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

  25. 5 out of 5

    CJ Cav

  26. 4 out of 5

    Darlene M. Pauls

  27. 5 out of 5

    Andy Murray

  28. 4 out of 5

    Susan Moseley

  29. 5 out of 5

    Alice

  30. 5 out of 5

    Doug Finney

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