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Matthews, Paul

Works: 155 works in 326 publications in 1 language and 6,334 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Drama  Detective and mystery fiction  Christmas stories  Television plays  Biographies  Made-for-TV movies  Juvenile works 
Roles: Narrator, Author of screenplay, Author, Director, Producer, Editor, Composer, Film editor, Scenarist, Performer
Classifications: PR6061.N48, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Publications about Paul Matthews
Publications by Paul Matthews
Most widely held works by Paul Matthews
Six wives : the queens of Henry VIII by David Starkey( file )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Starkey examines the rituals of diplomacy, marriage, pregnancy, and religion that were part of daily life for women at the Tudor Court
The lost prophecies : an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( file )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 596 libraries worldwide
This fourth collaboration between six of Britain's finest mystery authors follows the Black Book of Brân through the centuries. In 574, an infant and a book of prophesies wash ashore in Ireland. From that point forward, the book has a terrible habit of bringing out the worst in people
The noble outlaw by Bernard Knight( file )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
Exeter, 1195. Renovations at the new school in Smythen Street are disrupted by the discovery of a partially mummified corpse - and Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner is called to investigate. Richard de Revelle, founder of the school, immediately tries to blame Nicholas de Arundell, a young outlawed knight living rough on Dartmoor. As Sir John discovers, Nicholas has good reason to bear a grudge against the unscrupulous de Revelle. But is he really a killer? With the victim's identity unknown and the motive a mystery, the murder remains unsolved. But then comes a second death - and Sir John is forced to track down the 'noble outlaw' in order to find the answers
Crowner royal by Bernard Knight( file )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
While investigating a brazen murder, Coroner of the Verge Sir John de Wolfe discovers a sinister plot to topple the crown, even as King Richard is away fighting the French. Sir John's smarts and quick wits will surely be tested by the villains behind this swelling conspiracy
William Shakespeare : his life and work by Anthony Holden( file )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
This biography of the most celebrated writer in history tracks Shakespeare's life from his youth in the Warwickshire countryside (before his seven-year "disappearance") to his life in London as an apprentice actor, his return to Stratford as a prosperous "gentleman" and his death at age 52
The winter stallion by Questar Video( visu )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Sixteen year old Gwen Davies adores the horses she and her grandfather have raised on the beautiful Welsh Mountains. However, when her grandfather dies her uncle must either sell the farm to a greedy land developer, or allow Gwen to keep the farm, opening the wounds of his tragic past in the process
House of shadows : an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( file )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 170 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 five hundred years murder and treachery abound within its hallowed walls. A beautiful young bride found dead two days before her wedding. A ghostly figure that warns of impending doom. A plot to depose King Edward II. Mad monks and errant priests ... even the poet Chaucer finds himself drawn into the dark deeds and violent death which pervade this unhappy place
Figure of hate by Bernard Knight( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Exeter, 1195: At a local jousting day, there's a serious altercation between Hugh Peverel, lord of Sampford Peverel, and a stranger by the name of Reginald de Charterai. Two days later, Hugh's body is found in a barn. Is de Charterai to blame? The county coroner, Sir John de Wolfe, soon finds plenty of other suspects for the killing of the almost universally hated Hugh Peverel. With so many suspects to choose from, Sir John is confronted with one of the most difficult cases of his distinguished career
Sword of shame : an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( file )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 157 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
Manor of death by Bernard Knight( file )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
When a body is discovered in the harbour town of Axmouth, Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, is summoned to investigate. The manner of the young man's death is a matter of some dispute - but, as Sir John soon discovers, it was no accident. The victim did not drown, as the manor reeve alleges, but was strangled. In the ensuing investigation, Sir John is frustrated by what appears to be a conspiracy of silence among the seamen and townsfolk. Just what is the local population trying to hide? As Crowner John is to learn, there are many inhabitants of Axmouth who will go to any lengths to ensure the shocking truth remains hidden
A very English agent by Julian Rathbone( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
November 1852. Shortly after the very public funeral of the Duke of Wellington, Charlie Boylan tries to walk into the Palace of Westminster with a loaded gun. He claims he is owed a large sum of money by his erstwhile employers, a mysterious and secret adjunct of the Home Office specialising in espionage and subterfuge. He is imprisoned, where he writes his memoirs revealing his apparent involvement in some of England's most dramatic and controversial events
The sacred stone by Medieval Murderers( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
1067. A group of hunters discover a meteor which has fallen from the sky. Over the next 600 years, the Sky-Stone falls into the hands of crusading knights, the wicked Sheriff of Devon, a group group of radical young kabalists, the dying King Henry III and a band of travelling players, bringing to each treachery, discord and violent death
The secret history of the world : as laid down by the secret societies by Jonathan Black( file )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
"Here for the first time is a complete history of the world, from the beginning of time to the present day, based on the beliefs and writings of the secret societies. From the esoteric account of the evolution of the species to the occult roots of science, form the secrets of the Flood to the obscure motives behind American foreign policy, this is a narrative history which shows that the basic facts of human existence on this planet can be viewed from a very different angle"--Pub. description
Merlin : the return ( visu )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Arthur and the knights of the round table wake after fifteen hundred years to fight Mordred in a modern day battle between good and evil
The witch hunter by Bernard Knight( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Exeter, 1195. When a prominent burgess and guildmaster falls dead across his horse, Crowner John declines to hold an inquest as the man had been complaining of chest pains and shows no signs of injury. Events take a sinister turn, however, when a straw-doll is discovered hidden under the man's saddle, a spike driven through its heart. The victim's wife declares her husband's death to have been the result of an evil spell, cast at the behest of a rival mill-owner. Enlisting the help of her cousin, the widow begins a campaign in the name of the Church against witchcraft and the so-called 'cunning women' who practice it. This escalates until Exeter is divided into two camps and a climate of fear predominates. Still the coroner refuses to get involved--until his beloved mistress is accused of witchcraft. Can Crowner John unearth the real culprit and save Nesta from the hangman's noose?
The first murder : an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Crime and Detective. Carmarthen, 1199. A sudden snowstorm in late December 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 a play, 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
Hannibal by Ross Leckie( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
By the third century BC, the age-old conflict between the two great powers of the Mediterranean has come to a head. Born into a Carthaginian family, Hannibal learns as a boy that Rome must be destroyed. He later assumes command of the Carthaginian forces and sets out to break the Roman yoke
King Arthur's bones by Medieval Murderers( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
1191. During excavation work at Glastonbury Abbey, an ancient leaden cross is discovered. Inscribed on the cross are the words: hic iacet sepultus inclitus rex arturius - here lies buried the renowned King Arthur. Beneath the cross are skeletal remains. Could these really be the remains of the legendary King Arthur and his queen?
The making of Henry by Howard Jacobson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
One day, out of the blue, Henry Nagel receives a solicitor's letter telling him he has inherited a sumptuous apartment in St John's Wood. Divine intervention? Or his late father's love-nest? Henry doesn't know, but he's glad to escape the North, where there is nothing and no one to keep him. After nearly sixty years of angry disappointment, Henry's life is about to change. But the ghosts of Henry's past are not prepared to disappear without a struggle
Carthage by Ross Leckie( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
After 300 years of acrimony and two bitter wars, the great Mediterranean powers of Rome and Carthage clash for the final, fateful time
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