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Subject: Medieval sleuths in series
Date Posted: 4/2/2011 2:55 PM ET
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I got interested in this idea after reading The Unquiet Bones and some of the Ariana Franklin books, which I really enjoyed. So I made a Book List for all of the medieval sleuths I could find that had had a series of titles by one author.  Basically I wanted to keep track of them for myself, but there they are, listed at SLEUTHS: MEDIEVAL, for anyone else who's interested.  Please add new authors for me if you know of any.  There's an arbitrary cutoff date of 1660, but that's a western bias.  Any country can be included.

Thanks to Jerelyn I have edited this post and added the address for this link: please add what you know.

 http://www.paperbackswap.com/Sleuths-Medieval-Series/list/5808/



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Date Posted: 4/2/2011 3:29 PM ET
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Hi Rosemary!   This is right up our alley here.  Two members names come immediately to mind,  Jeanne and John  I took a look and have nothing to add at this time, but I will add to it as I find things.

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 3:37 PM ET
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Fun list, Rosemary!  I added two more...

Date Posted: 4/2/2011 3:53 PM ET
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Hi Rosemary! Well, since medieval times can go from the early 400's to the 18th century (depending on whose definition you use), some that come to my mind and which aren't on your list are: Susanna Gregory's Matthew Bartholomew series( mid-fourteenth century) and then her Thomas Chaloner series; Bruce Alexander's Sir John Fielding (mid-seventeenth century) series: P C Doherty's Hugh Corbett (late thirteenth to early fourteenth century) series and if you want to push it a little there's C S Harris' Sebastian St. Cyr series (early 1800's). If a lightbulb goes off and I think of any more, I'll let you know. Do you want to add any of these?



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How could I forget Martin Stephen's Henry Gresham series (early seventeenth century), and do you have C J Sansom's Matthew Shardlake series (mid-sixteenth century)?

Well, I finally made it through my PBS BIR List and I came up with these: Pat McIntosh's Gil Cunningham series (fifteenth century); Cora Harrison's Mara the Brehon series (early sixteenth century); Rory Clements' John Shakespeare series (sixteenth century); S J Parris' Giordano Bruno series (sixteenth century). That would probably be all that I can come up with for awhile, but I haven't been to my FictFact account yet either! wink



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Date Posted: 4/2/2011 4:03 PM ET
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Jeanne here is a link to Rosmary's list. http://www.paperbackswap.com/Sleuths-Medieval-Series/list/5808/

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 8:57 AM ET
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Wow, I didn't realize how many more there were!  Added the Judge Dee mysteries this morning and have ordered or wished the one that you have all added.  So grateful for the help.  And how could I forget Medicus!  I think I've found a few more, but I want to read them myself before adding them. 

Jerelyn: Thanks so much for the link to the list.  I didn't know you could do that, or how!  another Wow!

Date Posted: 4/3/2011 12:21 PM ET
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Your welcome Rosemary.  My knowledge of all thing computer, (which is very little) comes through much eye rolling, and the infinite patients of my children.

Subject: medieval sleuths series
Date Posted: 4/14/2011 9:23 PM ET
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Having a 'cracking good time' writing up this list.  Did a bit of research and got the number of sleuths up to 51. Knew that cloaks were a clothing norm in those days, but didn't realize the cloak and dagger thing was so popular ...  Thanks for the support.  Haven't written a bibliography since I was at university.  Retirement is wonderful.  My little grey cells are appreciative also.