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Candle Flame: A novel of Mediaeval London featuring Brother Athelstan (A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery) Hardcover – July 1, 2014


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Product Details

  • Series: A Brother Athelstan Medieval Mystery (Book 13)
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Creme de la Crime; First World Publication edition (July 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780290608
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780290607
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #731,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Doherty successfully resurrects medieval London in all its grime, grit, and glory.” (Booklist)

“Doherty’s intricate 13th whodunit set in 14th-century England” (Publishers Weekly)

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An intriguing medieval mystery featuring Brother Athelstan

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Berys Rowe on July 9, 2014
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Another gripping tale of Brother Athelstan, parish priest of St Erconwald, also clerk and secretary to Sir John Cranston, City of London Coroner. 1381 is a time of great unrest in London - King Richard 11 is still a minor and Duke John of Gaunt is the Protector of the Realm. Tax collectors are sent out all over the country to collect the taxes for the Treasury however many of them are being killed by a saxon called Beowulf. Edmund Marsen, his clerk Mauclerc and his archers escape an ambush set by Beowulf and return to the Candle Flame Tavern to rest and celebrate. They reside in the Barbican - a small fortress on the Palisade near the Tavern. That night while enjoying the company of 2 whores, all those within the Barbican, are mysteriously killed as well as two archers beside their campfire. The chest of gold and silver coin disappears. Athelstan and Sir John are asked to solve the mystery of how all these people have been killed inside a locked fortress, find the missing tax money and search out Beowulf. A great story with many turns and twists before the truth comes out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jonesy on August 13, 2014
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I like the Brother Athelstan stories and have read all the previous titles. I just downloaded a sample of this one, and will wait to get it from the library as I feel the price is too high for a kindle book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sylvia on July 28, 2014
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Paul Doherty writes another wonderful Sorrow of Brother Athelstan. England in in turmoil, the Peasants are revolting and intrigue is everywhere. The citizens of Southwark are a hot-bed of discontent and it is time for the Earthworm to turn on the Powers that Be personified by the evil? Regent, John of Gaunt. Doherty presents us with a 'Locked Room' mystery and several other vignettes of classic mystery writers. He weaves it all together with beautiful, elegant prose that features his trademark long, rolling descriptions of the sights and sounds of London. I won't give any spoilers but I will give some advice. READ THIS BOOK! I Highly recommend this book and any by Paul Doherty.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maria V. Grant on August 5, 2014
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Another wonderful Fr. Athelston and Coroner Sir John mystery... A difficult mystery solved mostly, in Fr. Athelston's head which made the story more the Friar's thought processes than the interplay and exchange of thoughts and ideas between the two men... which Is what makes the stories lively... But a wonderful mystery none the less.. and solved and lots of heart and compassion and justice served and lives saved and villains paying the final price for their evil misdeeds... all very satisfying!!!
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By D. D. McGuire on July 15, 2014
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Athelstan and Cranston are back and more than busy solving cases of-multiple murders, treason and heresy that starts in a locked room! Although the plot is really too consulted for the reader to have a fair chance of solving, the real pleasure of this series is spending time with such engaging characters and enjoying the Hurley burley of life in Medieval London. (There are times when it feels as if Doherty indulges in over-long descriptive paragraphs for several pages, but I've learned from experience it's safe just to skim these section without fear of missing anything germane to the mystery.) Doherty incorporates historical figures and fascinating facts with fiction for a great read!
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Once the little friar leads the reader the worst parts London to solve at least 10 murders. Sir John Cranston and Athelstan are a perfect pair. The author Is a tremendous writer. The detail of the depiction of live in Southwark in the year 1381 is totally engrossing. READ THIS BOOK. If you do, I feel sure you be ordering the other Brother Athelstan's mysteries.
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Format: Hardcover
Overall, I thought this was a lovely historical book with a lot of mystery and interesting plot twists. The hero of the book is quite vibrant and gave me a reason to want to keep exploring the depths of London from long ago.

I would have liked to have seen a bit more variation in the choice of adjectives for things, as many were repeatedly used. Still, the writing was solid and the story had a good pace. I enjoyed the descriptions of the city and the actions of the characters matched their personalities.

I really appreciated the way the author pulled the back story into the present time in this book. It was handled so well that everything came out smooth and seamless.

If you are a fan of historical fiction, this one is sure to please you.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from Netgalley and the publisher.
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