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A serial killer stalks the passages of a medieval monastery… A Maze of Murders is a thrilling murder mystery from the masterful Paul Doherty, featuring medieval sleuth Kathryn Swinbrooke. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and Robin Hobb. A violent past haunts Sir Walter Maltravers of Ingoldby Hall in Canterbury. Decades before the War of the Roses, he served in the fanatical bodyguard of Constantine XI Palaeologus, the last Byzantine emperor. But instead of defending the emperor to his death, Maltravers fled, taking with him the Lacrima Christi – a holy relic of incalculable value. When the Lacrima Christi disappears from Canterbury’s Franciscan monastery, Sir Walter fears he is being tracked down by the emperor’s vengeful loyalists. Days later, Maltravers’s head is found impaled on a pole. Apothecary Kathryn Swinbrooke and her fiancée, Colum Murtagh, are called to investigate the crime. As the investigation begins, it becomes clear that all was not as it seemed within the cosy confines of Ingoldby Hall. The death toll is mounting, and if Swinbrooke and Murtagh don’t nail down the killer – or killers – soon, they could be next.
What readers are saying about the Kathryn Swinbrooke Mysteries:
‘The sense of menace, depth of characterization and interesting cast of characters make this book, and the series, a brilliant read’
‘A great romp through medieval England’
‘Superb plot and characters. Kathryn is so interesting and insight into the history of the time is so well documented. You feel as if you were there and can even smell it!’
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