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Beaufort, Simon

Works: 17 works in 106 publications in 4 languages and 6,437 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Historical fiction  Short stories  Church history  Religious fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.E2226, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Beaufort
Deadly inheritance by Simon Beaufort( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The highly unpopular Henry Mappestone is killed and his brother, Sir Geoffrey, inherits the castle and the rest of the family's estates in the Welsh Marches. Attempts are made on Geoffrey's life, and as Geoffrey tries to make sense of a maze of intrigue, further killings begin to destabilize the area and threaten to lead to a Welsh revolt
The tainted relic : an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 670 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."
The bloodstained throne by Simon Beaufort( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a ferocious storm casts them ashore with a number of other shipwrecked passengers, Sir Geoffrey Mappestone and Roger of Durham are unwillingly drawn into a plot to overthrow the king and return England to Saxon rule
Murder in the Holy City by Simon Beaufort( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and German and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 12th century Jerusalem, occupied by the Crusaders and simmering with intrigue, Sir Geoffrey de Mappestone investigates a series of murders to discover a plot by a Christian faction to grab power. Lots of detail on everyday life and relations between the three faiths, Christian, Jew and Moslem
A dead man's secret by Simon Beaufort( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry, the English king, orders the former crusader knight to southern Wales in the fall of 1103 to deliver letters to local dignitaries and assess rival church leaders. Henry, whom Sir Geoffrey considers devious and dangerous, also charges him with discovering the secret held by a Norman knight who died seven years earlier in the Welsh port of Kermerdyn. Before the start of the journey, someone fatally stabs the scribe who wrote the letters. Sir Geoffrey, an honorable man, must put up with disagreeable traveling companions, whose duplicity and self-interest he finds difficult to stomach - and whose machinations leave men wounded, ill, and poisoned
The murder house by Simon Beaufort( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PC Helen Anderson commits a cardinal error when she takes files for an upcoming court case home to study. For those files are not supposed to leave the police station - and the minute they fall into the wrong hands, Helen's ordinary, uneventful life begins to spiral out of control ... culminating in a gruesome and extraordinary murder
A head for poisoning by Simon Beaufort( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and German and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 11th century crusading knight, Geoffrey de Mappestone, returns to England where his father is dying and discovers the old man is being slowly poisoned. But who exactly is trying to kill him? Five children, plus their spouses, impatiently await the inheritance
The king's spies by Simon Beaufort( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and German and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

March 1102. Robert de Bellme, the Black Earl of Shrewsbury, is summoned to appear before King Henry, to answer for siding with the Duke of Normandy against the King. Meanwhile, Sir Geoffrey and Sir Roger witness a man murdered the illegitimate nephew of Robert de Bellme. Solving his murder is only the first step in uncovering the plot against the King
The bishop's brood by Simon Beaufort( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in English and German and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Sir Geoffrey Mappestone mystery Southampton 1070 Sir Geoffrey Mappestone and his loyal friend Roger seek passage on one of the many ships due to sail to Normandy and then on to the Holy Land. The two knights have been away from the Crusade too long, and are itching to get back to the action. But peculiar things have been happening in the harbour town, and it soon becomes evident that someone is trying to keep Geoffrey and Roger from boarding one of the ships. When Geoffrey's dim-witted servant is killed by a deadly arrow that was clearly meant for the knight himself, Sir Geoffrey's fury is such that he would do anything to find the murderer. But then Ranulf Flambard - who is not only the Bishop of Durham and an escapee from the Tower of London, but also happens to be Roger's father - arrives in Southampton with an errand for his son to perform. Much against Geoffrey's better judgement, the pair set off for the northern town of Durham, where a magnificent cathedral is being built at Flambard's behest. As yet more arrows fly Geoffrey's way, the knight begins to realize that none of these events are random, and it is down to him to discover the connection between the two towns, Bishop Flambard and a handful of red-stained arrows
The coiners' quarrel by Simon Beaufort( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in German and English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Kreuzzüge sind für Sir Geoffrey und seinen treuen Freund Roger die Bestimmung ihres Lebens. Als sie an den Hof gerufen werden, rückt der Plan der Abreise in unerreichbare Ferne. Der König will, dass Geoffrey einen Streit zwischen Münzprägern schlichtet, denn eine Verschwörung der Münzer kann die Sicherheit im gesamten Reich bedrohen. Sir Geoffrey beginnt in einem Fall zu ermitteln, der sich bald als schwerster seines Lebens erweist. Es scheint so, als sei seine Schwester mit den Verschwörern im Bunde ... Ein kniffliger Fall für Sir Geoffrey und ein historisches Meistervergnügen im Zeitalter der Kreuzzüge!
The killing ship by Simon Beaufort( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having spent the summer conducting fieldwork on stark Livingston Island, marine biologist Andrew Berrister is looking forward to returning to civilization. But his final days in Antarctica take an unexpected turn when it becomes clear that he and his small group of scientists are not alone on the island. Deducing that the intruders are a crew of illegal whalers, the scientists face an increasingly desperate struggle for survival when two members of their shore party disappear and their supplies are deliberately sabotaged. As Berrister and his remaining companions flee across the treacherous, icy terrain, they are pursued unrelentingly by ruthless killers whose true reasons for being in the Antarctic are darker and more dangerous than the scientists could ever have imagined
The tainted relic : an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Polish and held by 201 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
The sacred stone : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 183 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
The deadliest sin : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 134 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 false virgin : a historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 76 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 Nimrod murders by Simon Beaufort( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prokli︠a︡tai︠a︡ relikvii︠a︡ by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Deadly inheritance
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The bloodstained throneMurder in the Holy CityA dead man's secretA head for poisoningThe king's spiesThe bishop's broodThe coiners' quarrelThe tainted relic : an historical mysteryThe sacred stone : a historical mystery