Another masterful foray into the world of mystery, intrigue and murder in the City of London under King Edward I of England. The Keeper of the King’s Secret Seal, Sir Hugh Corbett, our eponymous hero, is charged by the King to get to the bottom of the matter in an expeditious and understated manner. As we have come to expect, Corbett does exactly that, ably assisted by his faithful companions Ranulf and Chanson, but the outcome of this particular case doesn’t end as it usually does.
The ability of Paul Doherty to capture the historical setting of King Edward’s England and City of London while weaving a wonderful and complex mystery continues to pleasantly surprise me. His mastery of the genre is without parallel and I look forward to continuing to read more of his works.
Very highly recommended.