Tuesday, March 14, 2017

What is Paul Doherty reading?

Featured at Writers Read: Paul Doherty, author of A Pilgrimage of Murder.

His entry begins:
I am currently reading: George Saunders' Lincoln in the Bardo. This is set on the night of 22nd February 1862 in a Georgetown cemetery on the outskirts of Washington. Lincoln goes down there to mourn over his young son who has died of fever. Of course Lincoln is at an all-time low, grieving over his dead son whilst the civil war rages through the country he leads. This is a novel about...[read on]
About A Pilgrimage of Murder, from the publisher:
Summer, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king’s peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas a Becket’s shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation after the violent rebellion.

But preparations are disrupted when Athelstan is summoned to a modest house in Cheapside, scene of a brutal triple murder. One of the victims was the chief clerk of the Secret Chancery of John of Gaunt. Could this be an act of revenge by the Upright Men, those rebels who survived the Great Revolt?

At the same time Athelstan is receiving menacing messages from an assassin who calls himself Azrael, the Angel of Death? Who is he – and why is he targeting a harmless friar? Could Athelstan’s pilgrimage be leading him into a deadly trap?
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