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By Paul Doherty | Comments: ( 222 ) | Date: ( Jan 23, 2020 )

The death of Lord Henry Fitzalan on the feast of St Matthew 1303 is a matter widely reported but little mourned Infamous for his lecherous tendencies, his midnight trysts with a coven of witches and his boundless self interest, he was a man of few friends So when Hugh Corbett is asked to bring his murderer to justice it is not a matter of finding a suspect but of choosiThe death of Lord Henry Fitzalan on the feast of St Matthew 1303 is a matter widely reported but little mourned Infamous for his lecherous tendencies, his midnight trysts with a coven of witches and his boundless self interest, he was a man of few friends So when Hugh Corbett is asked to bring his murderer to justice it is not a matter of finding a suspect but of choosing between them Immediate suspicion falls on Lord Henry s chief verderer, Robert Verlian His daughter had been the focus of Lord Henry s roving eye in the weeks before his death and he was not a man to take no for an answer But the culprit could just as easily be Sir William, the dead man s younger brother It is no secret that Sir William covets the Fitzalan estate but would he kill to inherit it The possibilities are endless, but the truth is terrible than anyone could have imagined.


  • Title: The Demon Archer
  • Author: Paul Doherty
  • ISBN: 9780312272876
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Hardcover

About Author:

Paul Doherty

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



Comments The Demon Archer

  • Moushumi Ghosh

    Murder Most MedievalI must admit I would not have picked out this book in a bookstore. But I’m glad that somebody else did. My first P.C. Doherty and I am not disappointed. I wonder why I didn’t come across him much earlier? Doherty makes for an excellent read for anyone with a taste for history, adventure, and mystery.Obviously there is a detective Hugh Corbett (infact the sub title of the book puts it succinctly, “A Medieval Mystery featuring Hugh Corbett”) and a Watson called Ranulf. [...]


  • Simon Mcleish

    Originally published on my blog here in November 1999.It is a pleasure to read this new Hugh Corbett novel. Paul Doherty, with a doctorate in medieval history, knows the early fourteenth century extremely well and, moreover, conveys the background convincingly and unobtrusively. Corbett is a good central character, and the mysteries he investigates usually interesting and complex enough to please any crime fiction aficionado.This particular novel is set in Ashdown Forest, in Kent, then thickly w [...]


  • henrys-axe

    As soon as I completedThe Devil's HuntI began , the eleventh installation in the Hugh Corbett series. This was one of those novel's that made me lose sleep - the only way I could put it down was to fall asleep with the book in my lap. As usual in this series there are some very nasty characters wielding their evil deeds in some very creative ways. De Craon, super nemesis of Sir Hugh figures into the plot as he serves his French master, Philip IV. Also, a new character is introduced, Baldock (who [...]


  • Andrew Doohan

    More murder and intrigue for our eponymous hero, and more interactions with his French equivalent and long-term enemy.Having recovered from previous injuries, Hugh Corbett is despatched by the KIng to investigate the death of one of the great lords of the realm, and finds himself cast into some local disturbances and ecclesiastical shenanigans. Using his love for the law and logic, Corbett manages to get to the bottom of everything in a most satisfactory way and, although he can't bring the kill [...]


  • Dave

    Another enjoyable book in the Hugh Corbett series.


  • Alison C

    The Demon Archer, by Paul Doherty, is one of a series of medieval mysteries featuring the Royal Clerk, Hugh Corbett, a sort of roving emissary for King Edward in 14th Century England. This novel deals with the murder of Lord Henry Fitzalan, who is killed by an arrow while preparing to hunt in his forest land. While the man's death is a shock, not many mourn him as he was a cruel, lascivious master who had made many enemies; this fact makes Corbett's charge, to find the killer, rather more diffic [...]


  • John Lee

    I am a great fan of this author and it was good to get back into his work again.I enjoyed the tale and the authors way of telling it -as I usually do, and I found that the story was a little easier to follow this time than some of my earlier reads. Having said that, I was miles away from spotting the killer, even though it was quite logical when explained.I was left with a question however that it is difficult to ask here without giving anything away. However, towards the end of the book someone [...]


  • Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum

    This is another book in the Hugh Corbett medieval sleuth series, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was sufficiently 'creeped out' by the description and happenings in the forest, happy at the introduction of a new supporting character and surprised to learn who the culprit was at the end. (Although I did think that 'Demon Archer' was a harsh description of the villain).I thought Corbett 'got to the point' quicker in this book with more investigating and less reflection, and I enjoyed the quicker pa [...]


  • Kaye Gambles

    I read a lot of these books when Ellis Peters died desparately trying to find a replacement for Cadfael. This is an entertaining story and I do still read Paul Doherty's books but Hugh Corbett doesn't do it for me. It works well but although I enjoyed it, there was no spark. His Brother Athelstan story was far more fun, and not trying to be Cadfael at all.


  • Joe Naftali

    The Hugh Corbett series tends to be excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed what I have read of this series, but sadly, these cool editions with the cold foil covers are hard to find in the US. Recommended for anyone who enjoys mysteries, or medieval adventures.


  • Manish Seth

    A lovely book. Painted the bygone era beautifully. The international politics and the intertwining with the narrative was interesting. The detective Sir Hugh Corbett character was well thrashed out along with his Watson [Ranulf]. Overall an engrossing book.


  • Susan Stibitz

    I liked it a lot. The books are full of history and interesting characters with realistic dialog.


  • Lori

    Not his best


  • Audrey

    Love all Paul Donerty Books


  • Lady_nj

    This is the 2ns I've read in this series - I expect to keep going.


  • Georgia Lengyel

    Great plot - never figured out who or why the murders.


  • Elizabeth

    A perfectly readable, if forgettable, book.


  • Winnie

    Hugh Corbett solves yet another mysterious death. Full of intrigue and skullduggery this is another entertaining book from Mr. Doherty.


  • Dominic McLoughlin

    Paul Doherty knows the early fourteenth century extremely well and I've read a lot of these books since Ellis Peters died. Highly readable!


  • Donna

    Another great historical mystery series. Appears we'll have a new recurring character added.


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