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First UK edition hardback with a single #1 as the number sequence indicating a first printing. Read once very carefully. In very nice condition. The dust jacket is complete and still shows the price. Sir Hugh Corbett returns. SYNOPSIS: "Summer 1311 and Sir Hugh Corbett has taken up a life of danger again. Summoned to meet the King in Westminster Abbey, Corbett learns of a series of gruesome deaths at a leper hospital in London. One of the victims, Corbett's close comrade and Templar, Ralph Grandison, was found on a bench, a dagger thrust through his heart. However, this murder is not the first of its kind; other Templars sheltering in the same hospitalhave been similarly slaughtered. The discovery that Grandison was killed by no ordinary weapon, but an assassin's dagger that once belonged with the Crown Jewels before being famously stolen, leads Corbett down a complex path, where the risk of disease plays out against the backdrop of finding an assassin who will use any means necessary to kill." IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: Paul Doherty's most popular series character returns. It is the Summer of 1311 and Hugh Corbett is about to take up a life of danger again in the eighteenth novel in his series, DARK SERPENT, the follow up to THE MYSTERIUM. If you love historical mysteries from Robin Hobb, Susanna Gregory, Michael Jecks, Peter Tremayne and Bernard Knight you will love this.After his recent unveiling of a devious assassin, Sir Hugh Corbett has returned to service as the Keeper of the Secret Seal, begrudgingly admitting that his appetite for adventure has once again been whetted. Summoned to meet the King to be congratulated on their work together, Corbett and Ranulf learn of the death of Corbett's close friend, Ralph Grandison. Ralph, a leper, has been found dead in a rowing boat, a dagger thrust through his chest. But this murder is not the first of its kind. Other patients of the hospital in which Ralph was staying have similarly slaughtered and it seems as though the lepers, all former knights of the Royal household, are being targeted. The discovery that Ralph was killed by no ordinary weapon, but a poison dagger that once belonged with the Crown Jewels before being famously stolen, leads Corbett down a complex path, where the risk of disease plays out against the backdrop of finding an assassin who will use any means necessary to kill. As Corbett puts himself in the path of extreme danger, will he survive to see another day?
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.
Título: DARK SERPENT
Año de publicación: 2016
Condición del libro: Fine
Descripción Headline, 2016. Estado de conservación: Good. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In good all round condition. Dust Jacket in good condition. , 750grams, ISBN:9781472233691. Nº de ref. de la librería 6676276
Descripción Headline, 2016. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP95847937