Candle Flame


      Candle Flame
February, 1381 Splendid Southwark tavern, The Candle Flame, is the site of a brutal massacre in which nine people, including John of Gaunt s tax collectors, their military escort and the prostitutes entertaining them, are murdered The furious Regent orders Brother Athelstan to track down the culprits. Best Download [ Candle Flame ] Author [ Paul Doherty ] – tbjewellers.co.uk

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread forinformation.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

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Candle Flame
  • Paul Doherty
  • English
  • 24 January 2018
  • 1780290608

10 thoughts on “ Candle Flame

  1. says:

    Where I got the book review copy provided by the publisher.This medieval murder mystery, set in 1381, takes us to the restless, dangerous Southwark district of London where a massacre is committed in the Barbican, the ancient keep adjoining the Candle Flame tavern John of Gaunt s poll tax collector, his associates and guard are murdered in a locked room, and a large amount of gold goes missing Asdeaths follow, Brother Athelstan, Dominican friar and coroner s clerk, is ready to listen to Where I got the book review copy provided by the publisher.This medieval murder mystery, set in 1381, takes us to the restless, dangerous Southwark d...

  2. says:

    I have seen these historical mystery novels featuring the Dominican friar Brother Athelstan and the Lord High Coroner in the City of London, Sir John Cranston and have even bought several of the books, but just haven t gotten around to reading them yet This 13th book in the series was as good a place to start as any because author Paul Doherty made it easy for me to catch up on the lives of those who make the environs around St Erconwald their home In this novel there is great civil unrest in I have seen these historical mystery novels featuring the Dominican friar Brother Athelstan and the Lord High Coroner in the City of London, Sir John Cranston and have even bought several of the books, but just haven t gotten around to reading them yet This 13th book in the series was as good a place to start as any because au...

  3. says:

    For my own reasons I rated somewhere between 3.75 and 4, although Athelstan as a character cannot be beat Descriptions of 14th century London do give me the shivers, very gritty with too many adjectives repetitively used Read Part One carefully as it is complex.A convoluted plot starts and ends at the opulent for 1381 Southwark tavern the Candl...

  4. says:

    This is really a 3.5 star review, but as I prefer to round up, not down, I ve given it four stars.I didn t enjoy this at first, I found it heavy going Cranston was not up to his usual blustering, roaring self, and Athelstan just seemed to be off beam quite a bit.I persevered and about a third of the way through, everything just snapped into place and the story became the fast paced, exciting novel that I have come to expect from Paul Doherty.Not the best of the Brother Athelstan series, but This is really a 3.5 star review, but as I prefer to round up, not down, I ve given it four stars.I didn t enjoy this at first, I found it heavy going Cranston...

  5. says:

    Descriptions of Southwark are alarming to modern day sensibilities, but truly succeeded in setting the scene for a most puzzling murder theft scheme during a time of upheaval during reign of the child king Richard Athelstan and his coroner friend Cranston proved worthy to find solution resolution.

  6. says:

    Another good one in this appealing series.

  7. says:

    The 13th volume of the fantastic Brother Athelstan series is certainly another one to treasure.As always Paul Doherty has managed to bring London in the late 14th Century vividly to life with it s own feel and atmosphere of these medieval times.The storytelling is again of the highest quality and the mystery itself is really fantastic and exciting from start to finish, and so making this book a real page turner.The story itself is set in February in the year AD 1381 and the story really begins The 13th volume of the fantastic Brother Athelstan series is certainly another one to treasure.As always Paul Doherty has managed to bring London in the late 14th Century vividly to life with it s own feel and atmosphere of these medieval times.The storytelling is again of the highest quality and the mystery itself is really fantastic and exciting from start to finish, and so making this book a real page turner.The story itself is set in February in the year AD 1381 and the story really begins when the Regent, John of Gaunt, is demanding ever increasing taxes, so much so that people w...

  8. says:

    Amazing little friar does it again.I thoroughly enjoy the Brother Athelstan mysteries, not only for the tales of suspense and mystery they tell, but for the historical context and background The Candle Flame, while displaying some familiar themes, such as the seemingly impossible murder in a locked room, ...

  9. says:

    A good entry in the Athelstan series An unpopular tax collector is staying in an old tower belonging to the Candle Flame Inn in Southwark In the morning his guards are dead, and no one in the tower is responding When entry is finally gained all inside are found dead and the collected taxes are missing When John Cranston and Athelstan start asking questions it seems everyone staying at the inn has something to hide and a couple of Athelstan s parishioners may be involved in some way Can A good entry in the Athelstan series An unpopular tax collector is staying in an old tower belonging to the Candle Flame Inn in Southwa...

  10. says:

    I usually enjoy books in this series, but unfortunately this one missed the mark The author seemed to be entranced with his complicated plot, and did not develop the characters or provide much action during the narrative The final denouement took pages of dialogue, which was just dull to read i finished it just to see how it all...

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