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Godless The

Paul Doherty

Publisher: Severn House

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'Outstanding... Doherty keeps the action brisk, the crimes baffling, and the deductions and solution fair' - Publishers Weekly Starred Review

Past crimes lead to new murder in the latest gripping Brother Athelstan mystery, set in 14th century London.



November, 1381. London has been rocked by a series of bizarre and brutal murders. The corpses of a number of prostitutes have been discovered, their throats slit, their bodies stripped; in each case, a blood-red wig has been placed on their heads. 



At the same time, a mysterious explosion rips through a royal war cog bound for Calais, killing all on board.  Could there be a connection? 



Summoned to assist in the investigations by Sir John Cranston, Brother Athelstan uncovers rumours that the mysterious Oriflamme is responsible. But who – or what - exactly is he … and why has he suddenly reappeared after almost twenty years?

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