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Morson, Ian

Overview
Works: 37 works in 141 publications in 3 languages and 6,474 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Historical fiction  Short stories  Suspense fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6063.O799, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ian Morson
The tainted relic an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers( )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"July 1100 and Jerusalem has fallen to the Crusader armies. Amid the ensuing chaos a priceless holy relic is entrusted to English knight Geoffrey Mappestone. But the relic is said to be cursed, bringing death and destruction to whoever posesses it. And down the ages the relic continues to wreak its havoc."
Falconer's crusade by Ian Morson( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academic William Falconer, making his debut here, suspends his research into aerodynamics to unravel the slaying of a servant girl. A tale of heresy and magic set in 13th Century Oxford, with its tension between academics and townspeople, and hostility towards Jews
Falconer and the ritual of death by Ian Morson( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As old buildings are pulled down to make way for a new purpose-built college, a body is revealed. Regent Master William Falconer deduces that the skeleton is twenty years old. He must try to recall any significant events, when England was involved in an earlier Crusade, which could provide a solution. As the heavens open, and Oxford is threatened with flooding, Falconer is drawn into violent events where the past and the present collide with startling consequences
Falconer and the great beast by Ian Morson( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and French and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 13th century Oxford, regent master William Falconer investigates the murder of a Tartar chief, part of a delegation visiting England. The populace is suspicious of Tartars, famed for their fire-and-sword razzias in Eastern Europe
Falconer's judgement by Ian Morson( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 13th Century, as Pope Alexander lies dying in Rome, the power struggle around Cardinal Otto of Oxford, a possible successor, turns lethal when his brother is killed by an assassin's arrow meant for the cardinal. When blame falls on innocent students, Inspector Morse hurries to find the real killer
Falconer's trial by Ian Morson( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford, April 1272. The Lady Ann Segrim has been murdered, and a Regent Master has been taken at the scene of the crime, red-handed-- William Falconer, who now languishes in the town gaol. His pupil and his new lover, disturbed by Falconer's silence, set out to clear his name, and discover an extraordinary plot that will have devastating consequences unless the true murderer is revealed
Falconer and the face of God by Ian Morson( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and French and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A medieval mystery in which Oxford professor and sleuth William Falconer investigates the murder of an actor. Lots of background on medieval mystery plays. By the author of Falconer's Judgment
City of the dead by Ian Morson( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1262. When Niccolo Zuliana, Venetian entrepreneur and explorer, is down on his luck in the Crimea, he is dragged out of the gutter by Friar Alberoni. The priest asks him to be his bodyguard for an amazing journey to the court of Kubilai Khan, the Mongol overlord, in the fabled city of Xanadu, where the streets are rumoured to be paved with gold
Falconer and the death of kings by Ian Morson( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned to Paris at the behest of Friar Roger Bacon, currently imprisoned for heresy, Falconer and his former student Thomas Symon are charged with the crucial task of secreting and transporting Bacons controversial scientific treatises. Compounding Falconers delicate task is the discovery of a dead student and a mysterious assignment from King Edward. As always, Falconer applies both Aristotelian logic and cutting-edge science to solve the puzzles at hand
A deadly injustice : a Nick Zuliani mystery by Ian Morson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick and his Chinese colleague soon realize they have been sent on an impossible mission by their deadly rival at Kubilai Khan's court. Not only must Nick uncover the truth before the girl is beheaded, but he must also avoid being seen as undermining the local Mongol governor. Nick will have to use all his wiles- and rely on a little assistance from a troupe of traveling players- if he is to escape the trap laid for him.--From front book jacket flap
Sword of Shame : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five enthralling interlinked mysteries from Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, and Philip Gooden
The first murder : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sudden snowstorm in late December 1199 means that two parties of travellers are forced to abandon their journeys and take refuge in the bustling market town of Carmarthen. Unfortunately, the two groups, one representing the Archbishop of Canterbury and one comprising canons from St David's Cathedral, are bitter opponents in a dispute that has been raging for several months. When an enigmatic stranger appears, and requests permission to stage The Play of Adam, which he claims will alleviate tensions and engender an atmosphere of seasonal harmony, the castle's constable, Sir Symon Cole, refuses on the grounds that encouraging large gatherings of angry people is likely to end in trouble, but his wife Gwenllian urges him to reconsider. At first, it appears she is right, and differences of opinions and resentments do seem to have been forgotten in the sudden anticipation of what promises to be some unique entertainment. Unfortunately, one of the Archbishop's envoys, the one chosen to play the role of Cain, dies inexplicably on the eve of the performance, and there is another 'accident' at the castle, which claims the life of a mason. Throughout the ages, the play is performed in many guises, but each time bad luck seems to follow after all those involved in its production
The sacred stone : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1067. In the desolate wastes of Greenland, a band of hunters stumble across a strangely shaped object which has fallen from the sky. At first, the mysterious "sky-stone" seems to bring them good luck, healing a lame boy and guaranteeing a good catch of furs. But violence and murder soon follow in fortune's wake as the villagers fight and struggle among themselves to gain control of the precious stone. Over the next 600 years, the Sky-Stone falls into the hands of crusading knights, the wicked Sheriff of Devon, a group of radical young kabbalists, the dying King Henry III, and a band of traveling players
Sword of shame an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From its first arrival in Britain, with the Norman forces of William the Conqueror, violence and revenge are the cursed sword's constant companions. From an election-rigging scandal in 13th century Venice to the battlefield of Poitiers in 1356, as the Sword of Shame passes from owner to owner, it brings nothing but bad luck and disgrace to all who possess it
The tainted relic : an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was July, 1100. Jerusalem lies ransacked. Amidst the chaos, an English knight is entrusted with a religious relic: a fragment of the True Cross, allegedly stained with the blood of Christ. The relic is said to be cursed: anyone who touches it will meet an untimely and gruesome end. Years later, several suspicious deaths occur in Cambridge
House of shadows : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bermondsey Priory, 1114: A young chaplain succumbs to the temptations of the flesh and suffers a gruesome punishment. From that moment the monastery is cursed and over the next 500 years, murder and treachery abound inside its hallowed walls. Even the poet Chaucer finds himself drawn into the dark deeds and violent death which pervade this unhappy place
King Arthur's bones : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1191. During excavation work at Glastonbury Abbey, an ancient leaden cross is discovered buried several feet below the ground. Inscribed on it are the words: Hic iacet sepultus inclitus rex arturius - Here lies buried the renowned King Arthur. Beneath the cross are skeletal remains. Could this really be the legendary King Arthur and Guinevere?
The false virgin : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AD 848. Bernwyn of Lythe, the young daughter of an ealdorman, spurns marriage and chooses to remain a virgin dedicated to Christ. When she is found murdered in the chapel where she kept her nightly vigils, it is thought that she has fallen victim to the Viking raiders who are ravaging the country and the butterflies found resting on her body are taken to be a sign from God. But what if Bernwyn was not all she seemed? Could the saintly deeds attributed to her have been carried out by someone else and the people have set up a shrine to a false virgin? Throughout the ages, St Bernwyn comes to be regarded as the patron saint of those suffering from skin diseases, and many are drawn on pilgrimage to her shrines. But from a priory in Wales to the Greek island of Sifnos, it seems that anywhere that St Bernwyn is venerated, bitter rivalry breaks out. So when a famous poet is inspired to tell the story of the saint, perhaps it is little wonder that he finds himself writing a satirical piece on the credulity of man
The deadliest sin by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the spring of 1348, tales begin arriving in England of poisonous clouds fast approaching, which have overwhelmed whole cities and even countries, with scarcely a human being left. While some pray more earnestly and live yet more devoutly, others vow to enjoy themselves and blot out their remaining days on earth by drinking and gambling. And then there are those who hope that God's wrath might be averted by going on a pilgrimage. But if God was permitting his people to be punished by this plague, then it surely could only be because they had committed terrible sins? So when a group of pilgrims are forced to seek shelter at an inn, their host suggests that the guests should tell their tales. He dares them to tell their stories of sin, so that it might emerge which one is the best. That is, the worst
The connection Phuket, Penang, and Adelaide by Ian Morson( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Falconer and the ritual of death
Alternative Names
Ian Morson British author

Ian Morson englischer Schriftsteller

Morson, Ian Nairne

Languages
English (91)

German (8)

French (6)

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Falconer and the ritual of deathFalconer and the great beastFalconer's judgementFalconer's trialFalconer and the face of GodCity of the deadFalconer and the death of kingsA deadly injustice : a Nick Zuliani mystery