Review: The Prince of Darkness

The Prince of Darkness (Hugh Corbett, #5)The Prince of Darkness by Paul Doherty
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another masterful medieval mystery from the pen of Paul Doherty, one which restored my hope in the Hugh Corbett series after the previous disappointing volume.

I have to confess that this particular mystery caught me completely unaware, with my suspected perpetrator not being revealed as the killer. It was a pleasant surprise I admit, a reminder of the way a good mystery holds one’s attention right to the large page, keeping one in suspense, fluctuating between suspects as more information is revealed.

Once again, our author is revealed as a master of both historical setting and powerful narrative. The continuing development of the eponymous protagonist reveals a character who is increasingly complex, almost ensuring that the next volume in the series will be taken up as soon as it can be acquired.

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