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Matthews, Paul

Overview
Works: 121 works in 245 publications in 1 language and 6,420 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Detective and mystery stories  Psychological fiction  Humorous stories  Ghost stories  Love stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Narrator, Editor, Author of screenplay, Scenarist, Composer, Film editor, Director, Performer
Classifications: PR6061.N48, 823.914
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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 789 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 noble outlaw by Bernard Knight( file )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
When a corpse disrupts school renovations in 1195, the institution's founder immediately blames an outlawed knight hiding in Dartmoor's wilds. Though the knight has reason to despise his accuser, the coroner questions the nobleman's guilt
William Shakespeare his life and work by Anthony Holden( Computer File )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 643 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 lost prophecies an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( file )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 540 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
Crowner royal by Bernard Knight( file )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 528 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
Figure of hate by Bernard Knight( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 191 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
A very English agent by Julian Rathbone( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 190 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
Angel of death by P. C Doherty( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
When Walter de Montfort dies suddenly and violently, Hugh Corbett, Edward I's clerk, is given the dangerous and torturous task of solving the mystery and tracking down the murderer. Then he discovers the truth of how a man can be murdered in full view of the King
The witch hunter by Bernard Knight( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Exeter, 1195. When a prominent burgess and guild-master 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
Sword of shame an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( file )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 156 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
House of shadows an historical mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( file )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 153 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
Manor of death by Bernard Knight( file )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 151 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
Hannibal by Ross Leckie( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 140 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
The secret history of the world as laid down by the secret societies by Jonathan Black( file )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 135 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
The sacred stone a medievil mystery by Medieval Murderers (Writers group)( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 118 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
Carthage by Ross Leckie( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 104 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
The making of Henry by Howard Jacobson( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 104 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
Spy in chancery by P. C Doherty( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
King Edward I suspects that his enemy, Philip IV of Spain, is being aided by a spy in the English court, and commissions his chancery clerk, Hugh Corbett, to trace and destroy the traitor. Corbett soon finds himself in danger from a spy who will stop at nothing to keep his identity secret
Fear in the forest by Bernard Knight( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Twelfth-century Devon. Much of the county lies under the iron rule of the Royal Forest laws, with all hunting reserved to the King. The penalty for killing a deer-- mutilation or death. These harsh laws are rigorously upheld by the King's foresters, notorious for their greed and corruption. June, 1195. A horse gallops into the sleepy village of Sigford, the broken shaft of an arrow protruding from its rider's back. The embroidered badge sewn on the dead man's tunic identifies him as a senior officer of the Royal Forest. With the victim's purse still full of money, the motive for murder is a mystery. But when a second forest officer is violently attacked, county coroner Sir John de Wolfe begins to uncover evidence of a sinister conspiracy
The tinner's corpse by Bernard Knight( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
 
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