Hymn to Murder (Hugh Corbett 21) (Paperback)

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Hugh Corbett returns in the twenty-first gripping mystery in Paul Doherty's ever-popular series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this.

Secrets simmer in the lonely wasteland of Dartmoor.

Spring, 1312. At Malmaison Manor, Lord Simon is concealing a dark secret - one he arrogantly assumes will never catch up with him. But someone knows about the crime he committed and they've found a way to make him pay. And he's not alone. When he is found mysteriously slain, other deaths soon follow. Meanwhile, ships on the Devonshire coast are being deliberately wrecked, their crews slaughtered, their cargoes plundered.

Sir Hugh Corbett and Lord Simon are bound by the Secret Chancery and their search for one precious ruby - the Lacrima Christi. So, when Corbett learns of Lord Simon's death, he is once more dragged into a tangled web of lies and intrigue and it's not long before secrets of his own start to surface. As the Hymn to Murder reaches its crescendo, can Corbett confront his past and live to see another day?

Praise for Paul Doherty's dark and suspenseful novels:

'His fascination for history comes off the page' Daily Express

'An opulent banquet to satisfy the most murderous appetite' Northern Echo

'Deliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmospheric' Historical Novels Review

'Paul Doherty has a lively sense of history . . . evocative and lyrical descriptions' New Statesmen

About the Author


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.

Praise For…


Deliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmosphericHistorical Novels Review

His fascination for history comes off the pageDaily Express

Supremely evocative, scrupulously researchedPublishers Weekly

Teems with colour, energy and spillsTime Out

An opulent banquet to satisfy the most murderous appetiteNorthern Echo

Paul Doherty has a lively sense of history...evocativeand lyrical descriptions—New Statesman

The Hugh Corbett series . . . continues its magnificent vein of form. Massively recommended—Classic Mystery blog
Product Details
ISBN: 9781472259219
ISBN-10: 1472259211
Publisher: Headline
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 368
Language: English