The Assassin in the Greenwood

The Assassin in the Greenwood

Paul Doherty / Feb 26, 2020
The Assassin in the Greenwood In the summer of the famous Robin of Locksley popularly known as Robin Hood has gone back to his outlaw ways in Sherwood Forest where he battles against royal authority culminating in the barb
  • Title: The Assassin in the Greenwood
  • Author: Paul Doherty
  • ISBN: 9780747242451
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the summer of 1302 the famous Robin of Locksley, popularly known as Robin Hood, has gone back to his outlaw ways in Sherwood Forest where he battles against royal authority, culminating in the barborous massacre of royal tax collectors and the mysterious murder of Sir Eustace Vechey, one of the sheriffs of Nottingham.Corbett and his two faithful servants Ranulf and MaltIn the summer of 1302 the famous Robin of Locksley, popularly known as Robin Hood, has gone back to his outlaw ways in Sherwood Forest where he battles against royal authority, culminating in the barborous massacre of royal tax collectors and the mysterious murder of Sir Eustace Vechey, one of the sheriffs of Nottingham.Corbett and his two faithful servants Ranulf and Maltote are sent to Nottingham where they find fresh mysteries why are three arrows shot into the air above Nottingham Castle on the 13th of every month Who is the traitor in Nottingham Castle And why have the French despatched an agent to assassinate Corbett
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      • Paul Doherty

        Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.He has been published under several pseudonyms P.C Doherty, Celia L Grace, Paul Harding, Ann Dukthas, Vanessa Alexander, Michael Clynes and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name.Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough North Eastern England in 1946 He had the usual education before studying at Durham for three years for the Catholic priesthood but decided not to proceed He went to Liverpool University where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in History and won a state scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford, whilst there he met his wife Carla Lynn Corbitt He continued his studies but decided that the academic world was not for him and became a secondary school teacher.Paul worked in Ascot, Nottingham and Crawley West Sussex before being appointed as Headmaster to Trinity Catholic School in September 1981 Trinity is a large comprehensive 1700 on roll which teaches the full ability range, ages 11 18 The school has been described as one of the leading comprehensives in the U.K In April, 2000 H M Inspectorate describe it as an Outstanding School , and it was given Beacon status as a Centre of Excellence whilst, in the Chief Inspector s Report to the Secretary of State for January 2001, Trinity Catholic High School was singled out for praise and received a public accolade.Paul s other incarnation is as a novelist He finished his doctorate on the reign of Edward II of England and, in 1987, began to publish a series of outstanding historical mysteries set in the Middle Age, Classical, Greek, Ancient Egypt and elsewhere These have been published in the United States by St Martin s Press of New York, Edhasa in Spain, and Eichborn, Heyne, Knaur and others in Germany They have also been published in Holland, Belgium, France, Italy, Romania, Estonia, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Bulgaria, Portugal and China, as well as Argentina and Mexico.He has been published under several pseudonyms see the bibliography C L Grace, Paul Harding, Ann Dukthas and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name He recently launched a very successful series based around the life of Alexander the Great, published by Constable Robinson in the U.K and Carroll and Graf in the U.S.A whilst his novels set in Ancient Egypt have won critical acclaim Paul has also written several non fiction titles A Life of Isabella the She wolf of France, Wife of Edward II of England, as well as study of the possible murder of Tutankhamun, the boy Pharaoh of Egypt s 18th Dynasty, and a study on the true fate of Alexander the Great.Paul and Carla live on the borders of London and Essex, not far from Epping Forest and six of their children have been through his own school His wife Carla currently owns two horses and is training, for showing and dressage, a beautiful Arab filly named Polly.Paul lectures for a number of organisations, particularly on historical mysteries, many of which later feature in his writings A born speaker and trained lecturer Paul Doherty can hold and entertain audiences.His one great ambition is to petition the Privy Council of England to open the Purbeck marble tomb of Edward II in Gloucester Cathedral Paul believes the tomb does not house the body


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    1. Robin Hood is one of my very favorite characters,and when I saw P C Doherty s The Assassin in the Greenwood, I knew my Robin would be in this story some way Thus, I decided to read it, and I am glad I did I cannot relate very much without giving the story away Suffice it to say, the locales of Sherwood and Nottingham are present the sheriff of Nottingham is also included Guy of Gisborne shows up Will Scarlett and Little John are in the story as is Maid Marion and outlaws, lots of outlaws Dr Dohe [...]


    2. Another ripping yarn from the pen of Paul Doherty, drawing our eponymous hero into murder, intrigue, and the stuff of legends.Forced to go to Nottingham by his king, Sir Hugh Corbett, senior clerk in the Royal Chancery and Keeper of the Secret Seal, is charged with uncovering why the legendary Robin Hood, the pardoned outlaw of Sherwood Forest has returned to his criminal ways with a vengeance Solving a few murders along the way, the outcome of this particular mystery is a surprising one, yet on [...]


    3. A nice mix of medieval folklore setting and murder mysteries The book is historical based detective fiction and it was quite engrossing to read from start till finish It also has a nice locked room mystery throen in as well Sir Hugh Corbett is a fascinating sleuth of those times and I m eager to check out the other books featuring him If you like mystery thrillers detective fiction like Christie, Doyle then this is worth checking out.


    4. Well said tail of Robin Hood, a sad end,but new opening for fairytales Fascinating historical enrichment for our history buff mind Thanks for the enjoyment Laszlo


    5. I have really enjoyed returning to this author and the Hugh Corbett stories and I have another three on my bookcase This one is an interesting reworking of an old story into which Doherty has skillfully inserted a locked room mystery in best Agatha Christie fashion.The clues are all there for the keen sleuth to find.As an aside, I was amused to compare the old Morecambe and Wise never told joke which started There were two old men sat in deckchairs and with the tale of the lecherous clerk, the m [...]


    6. Une nouvelle nigme pour Corbett, clerc du roi Edouard Ier d Angleterre Il doit d coder un message secret crit par Philippe le Bel pour savoir quel endroit le roi de France va attaquer la Flandre Parall llement il doit mettre hors d tat de nuire le fameux Robin des Bois qui attaque les collecteurs d imp ts du roi Mais rien n est impossible pour ce clerc anglais particuli rement avis Un livre agr able lire, divertissant, o rassurez vous, les Anglais gagnent toujours la fin


    7. This is another of the medieval mysteries featuring Hugh Corbett and I m happy to say the books are improving as the series progresses This one is set in 1302 and includes a plot featuring Robin Hood In the acknowledgements the author clarifies the true events the book is based on, and his research appears to be extremely thorough, referencing Folio Numbers from the British Library and records from the Public Office His level of research and detail is precisely the reason I m enjoying this histo [...]


    8. Very interesting take on the traditional Robin Hood legend I absolutely love this author and am thrilled that there are still so many of his novels I haven t read If the other series are as good as Hugh Corbett, then I m set for a very long time Though each book of this series works as a stand alone, you will enjoy it much reading in order as the characters continue to develop The first 3 or so novels are good but with the 4th novel, the mysteries themselves actually get much better Really enjo [...]


    9. The characters were just really flat to me I wonder if starting at the beginning of the series would have helped with that, but if so, that would be sorta lazy writing editing And since I wasn t being engaged by the characters, I really noticed just how much the author was avoiding using the word said people shouted and snapped at really strange times So yeah, the writing didn t do it for me, but the take on the Robin Hood legend was interesting.


    10. New author, new series, book from Weeke charity shop Thoughts Mediaeval, good atmosphere Builds a sense of place Some bits authentic than others good with peasants, less convincing with banquets Intriguing code that needed breaking Writes priests well, but dialogue lacks colour it all sounds the same, with different people speaking the same way hence only three stars It s an easy read, though untaxing, and adds to the already heavy sack of Robin Hood myths.


    11. Doherty continues to integrate his meticulous research of events in England, France and Holland as Hugh Corbett is sent to investigate the outrageous attack on the King s men as they transport tax revenues through the forestSherwood Forest Doherty does a wonderful job of spinning the legendary Robin Hood into the story, exacting royal justice upon the outlaws roaming the Nottingham area Another top notch read from one of the top notch writers in the genre.


    12. I like Doherty s books because of the historical dettail in them It was pretty obvious that Robin Hood was killed and someone was acting in his place It wasn t obvious who the person was That kept me guessing.



    13. As always, Doherty never fails to impress.I m so glad this novel was a bit longer than usual as I can t seem to get enough of Hugh Corbet and Ranulf


    14. The Assassin in the GreenwoodI enjoyed the book I think that Paul Doherty is a good author and I always learn something from one of his books.




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