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During the reign of Louis XIV, a mysterious man was kept prisoner in Bastille. Who was he?
The mysteries of 18th century France are explored in Paul Doherty’s masterful novel, The Masked Man. Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and Susanna Gregory.

Ralph Croft, an English rogue, is plucked from the dungeon of the Bastille to head an investigation to find the real identity of the infamous ‘Masked Man’. But before he can discover the truth, he must face brutal imprisonment, threats and countless dangers… Will he live to complete the task?

What readers are saying about Paul Doherty:
‘Paul Doherty’s books are a joy to read
The sounds and smells of the period seem to waft from the pages of [Paul Doherty’s] books’
‘Mr. Doherty’s research is only topped by his imagination

Reviews

Praise for Paul Doherty: The master of historical whodunit
Booklist
An engrossing and informative read
Publishers Weekly
Paul Doherty weaves an intricate story with clues littered among the pages
Historical Novels Review
Paul Doherty has a lively sense of history
New Statesman
A masterpiece of murder and mystery
Northern Echo
Doherty's scholarly historical knowledge lays a firm foundation for his ingenious plots, and adds greatly to the enjoyment of the novel
Yorkshire Evening Post