Books by Philip Gooden and Complete Book Reviews

The Medieval Murderers. Simon & Schuster U.K. (IPG, dist.), $27.95 (384p) ISBN 978-1-84983-736-1
A play featuring Cain’s murder of Abel, The Play of Adam, written in 1154 by Prior Wigod for his priory’s Easter pageant, links the six strong narratives in this eighth collective offering (after 2011’s Hill of Bones) from the Medieval Murders (this
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Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden. Simon & Schuster U.K. (IPG, dist.), $16.95 trade paper (416p) ISBN 978-0-85720-426-4
Gregory and Maitland’s contributions lift the winning seventh collaborative effort by five of today’s top historical mystery novelists (after 2011’s The Sacred Stone). In Gregory’s chilling variation on The Hound of the Baskervilles, set in 1199,...
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The Medieval Murderers. Simon & Schuster U.K. (IPG, dist.), $24.95 (400p) ISBN 978-1-84737-676-3
A meteorite that lands in an isolated Greenland settlement in 1067 propels the so-so sixth collaborative mystery (after 2009's King Arthur's Bones) from the Medieval Murderers (Susanna Gregory, Simon Beaufort, Bernard Knight, Karen Maitland, Ian...
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Philip Gooden. Severn, $28.95 (240p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8103-8
Set in 1874, Gooden’s competent third whodunit featuring London attorney Tom Ansell (after 2011’s The Durham Deception) takes its time getting to the bloodshed, but intriguing flashbacks to 1645 concerning a murder during the English Civil War...
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Philip Gooden, Author . Soho Constable $24.95 (310p) ISBN 978-1-56947-512-6
In Gooden's pallid whodunit, the first in a new series set in British cathedral towns during the Victorian era, London attorney Thomas Ansell travels to Salisbury to take custody of a manuscript belonging to Canon Felix Slater—the racy...
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Philip Gooden. Severn, $28.95 (256p) ISBN 978-0-7278-6995-1
Deceit, revenge, and murder drive Gooden's absorbing second cathedral mystery set in Victorian England (after 2008's The Salisbury Manuscript). At a séance at the forbidding London residence of medium Ernest Smight, one of the participants reveals...
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Philip Gooden, Author . Carroll & Graf $24 (281p) ISBN 978-0-7867-1142-0
Troilus and Cressida provides the keynote for British author Gooden's engaging fourth novel (after 2002's The Pale Companion) to feature player Nicholas Revill, a member of the Chamberlain's Men. In the late autumn of 1602, Nicholas...
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Philip Gooden, Author . Carroll & Graf $24 (288p) ISBN 978-0-7867-1008-9
Welcome to Elizabethan England, where British author Gooden's pale companion will give you a gratifying taste of the danger and excitement of that lusty place and time. In midsummer of 1601, the Chamberlain's Men, a troupe of actors based in
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Philip Gooden, Author Carroll & Graf Publishers $24 (272p) ISBN 978-0-7867-1312-7
Due to the plague, player Nicholas Reville and the Chamberlain's Company leave London in 1603 for Oxford, where a doctor performing in Romeo and Juliet winds up dead-and not of the pestilence. A not very credible villain, a lack of Oxford local ...
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Philip Gooden, Author . Carroll & Graf $25 (282p) ISBN 978-0-7867-1528-2
British author Gooden's sixth historical to feature actor and sometime sleuth Nick Revill (after 2004's Mask of Night ) takes the reader for an enjoyable, fast-paced romp through the world of Shakespeare and Ben Jonson. In 1604, Nick's...
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