Spy in Chancery (Hugh Corbett, #3)
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Spy in Chancery (Hugh Corbett #3)

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In the third novel of the Hugh Corbett series, he must find a spy who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to keep his identity secret
Paperback, 176 pages
Published July 4th 1991 by Headline Book Publishing (first published October 1988)
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I usually love mysteries set during this time period, however the first half of the book was filled with so many distracting grammatical errors (mostly punctuation) I kept being dragged out of the story trying to figure out what the author was actually trying to say.

Like a knife that cuts both ways, the redeeming quality of this book is that it is based on an actual historical event. This was also a handicap as it seemed the author felt their task was to gradually reveal all of the facts dressed...more
Dominic Mcloughlin
Given his doctorate in the subject, Paul Doherty knows the early fourteenth century extremely well - an enjoyable read!
Kalendra Dee
Edward I is convinced that Philip IV of France is plotting insurrection in Scotland and Wales against the English throne. Since Philip seems to know the secret decisions made by Edward almost as soon as he makes them, Edward is sure that Philip has planted an informant and traitor in his council. Dispatching agents to Paris, Edward is dismayed when their lifeless bodies are discovered. He commissions Hugh Corbett to take their place and find the traitor before he loses Wales and Scotland to the...more
An easy read over Christmas was Spy in Chancery by Paul Doherty. This is another book in the Hugh Corbett series of medieval mysteries, and I really enjoyed it.

I was thrilled to notice that Paul Doherty has a new book out this month, and it's going to take a LOT of self discipline not to skip the next 8 or so books in the series to get to the new one...
John Lee
Another well researched and enjoyable read. The background description of life during that period is very good and as high up the social ladder as Hugh is, there are still many hardships. Life at that time for us mere peasants would have been unbearable.
Paul Doherty is such a prolific author that you can't quite believe the standard of his books can stsy so high - yet another great read.
John Reas
Spy thriller during the reign of Edward. Doherty does a pretty good job of bringing the middle ages to life in his novels.
Hristina Ivanova
Another short story, but still very interesting and full of suspense. Doherty never fails to impress me.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

He has been published under several pseudonyms: P.C. Doherty, C.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...more
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