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Set in the early years of the Wars of the Roses when Richard, Duke of York, considered himself able to make a stronger king his ruling cousin Henry. The tale is told through the experiences of one Simon Roseblood and his family of two sons and a beautiful daughter who root for the Duke of Somerset, a supporter of the King. There is a serial killer murdering prostitutes and a secret agent plus the French on the prowl. With a strong storyline the main characters slowly emerge and strengthen as the tale unfolds. There is plenty of historical content and lots of action; a good read.

If you like Paul Doherty you might also like to read books by Ellis Peters, Candace Robb and Susanna Gregory.

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Synopsis

Roseblood by Paul Doherty

England, 1455: a kingdom on the brink of civil war. The Red Rose: King Henry of Lancaster's days are numbered. Deemed unfit for rule, even by his own mother, he surely cannot last on the throne for long. Simon Roseblood - London lord, taverner and alderman - is one of few loyal servants left to fight his cause. The White Rose: Ruthless Richard of York has his eye firmly set on the crown - and plenty of powerful allies who will do anything to help him win it. Henchman Amadeus Sevigny makes no bones about enforcing his own authority and asserting law and order at York's command. When Roseblood is summoned by Sevigny to stand trial for a crime he knows he didn't commit, their paths cross in ways that alter them both for ever. And as the Wars of the Roses looms, an even greater foe is poised to rock the foundations of England, and wreak horror in a hotbed of political unrest.

Reviews

' Teems with colour, energy and spills'

Time Out

'Deliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmospheric'

Historical Novels Review

'Supremely evocative, scrupulously researched'

Publishers Weekly

About the Author

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.

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Publication date

25th September 2014

Author

Paul Doherty

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780755395989

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