George V. Reilly

Review: The Straw Men

The Straw Men
Title: The Straw Men
Author: Paul Doherty
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Severn House Digital
Copyright: 2013
Pages: 224
Keywords: historical mystery
Reading period: January 29–Feb­ru­ary 16 2016

London, January 1381. John of Gaunt‘s regency is in trouble, unrest abounds throughout the land, and uprisings are being plotted. Brother Athelstan and his friend the Coroner are invited to a per­for­mance by Gaunt’s players, the Straw Men, at the Tower of London. When a murder occurs during the play, Athelstan is required to in­ves­ti­gate. Several more murders happen before he finds the culprit.

Doherty pulls off both an intricate plot and a satisfying historical novel.

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