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A Tapestry of Murders (Stories told on Pilgrimage from London to Canterbury #2)

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In August 1358, the Dowager Queen Isabella, mother of King Edward III, lies dying. When death comes, she is buried next to her lover Roger Mortimer in Greyfriars, but violence continues and Nicholas Chirke, an honest young lawyer, is called in to investigate the strange events following her death.
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published 1994 by Headline
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Hristina Ivanova
This novel might as well be crowned my favourite out of all books by Doherty I've read. Very intense and intriguing.The storyline is elaborate, you never know what's going to happen next(nor did you realize who was the 'big boss' until the very end.)Very well written,true ,as always, to the historical facts, and still super interesting.
Janet
Historical mystery is one of my favorite genres, and I’m so pleased I’ve found a new-to-me author with real talent. A complete 180 from the first book in the series, this title reads very similarly to Edward Marsten’s Nicholas Bracewell series.
Robin
Set in the reign of either Henry IV or Richard II, this is easy reading, but it demands little from the reader except to go along on the ride. It is based on the 2nd of the Canterbury Tales.
Batya
These retold Canterbury Tales are awesome!
Kalendra Dee
In this second novel of the Canterbury Tales series, the Lawyer takes up the challenge and begins his chilling tale. His story begins with the death Queen Isabella, the despised wife of the former king, Edward II. After her burial, her squire attempts to board a boat to France, only to be cut down and left to die. A young lawyer, Nicholas Chirke is hired to investigate why the squire was attempting to flee and what, if anything, he was carrying with him. Before long, Chirke runs afoul of assassi ...more
K.l.
Interesting -and horrifying - take on the final days of Queen Isabella... can only hope that this was all in the authors mind, but knowing that he is a historian...
Elizabeth Hunter
This was less supernatural than the first one, more of an actual mystery. The period detail is good and the characters interesting.
Barbara
Well told, with discription of how horribly smelly the time of history was,,,,
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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, 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
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