England, 1311. In the dark of the North the devil lies in wait...
Paul Doherty's most popular series character returns in the gripping nineteenth mystery in the Hugh Corbett series.
If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this.
1296: King Edward I has led his army to Scotland, determined to take the country under his crown. But the fierce Scots have no intention of submitting to their oppressor and violent and bloody war breaks out.
1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there fifteen years ago.
An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king. It promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers.
But with an unknown traitor lurking in the shadows and danger around every corner, will Corbett be able to unravel the complex web of plots in time?
What readers are saying about DEVIL'S WOLF:
'Doherty evokes the Medieval world brilliantly...tense and suspenseful, the mystery keeps you guessing until near the end...an excellent and enjoyable read' Amazon reader, 5 stars
'[A] well written rendition of our historical past...A joy to read' Amazon reader, 5 stars
'Another well told story from a master storyteller...If you like historical adventures you will enjoy this vivid, well paced tale!' Amazon reader, 5 stars
'Vivid and lively. Another Hugh Corbett, please!' Amazon reader, 5 stars
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.
Deliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmospheric — Historical Novels Review
Supremely evocative, scrupulously researched — Publishers Weekly
An opulent banquet to satisfy the most murderous appetite — Northern Echo
Paul Doherty has a lively sense of history...evocative and lyrical descriptions — New Statesman
Teems with colour, energy and spills — Time Out
The Hugh Corbett series . . . continues its magnificent vein of form. Massively recommended — Classic Mystery blog