Exciting Medieval Mystery News

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Blog |

Some very exciting news! I have found a publisher for Muirteach #4, THE DEATH OF A FALCON. Muirteach’s fourth adventure will be published in July, 2017, by Bagwyn Books. Bagwyn is the fiction imprint of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and I’m thrilled to be working with them on this. THE DEATH OF A FALCON will be available in paperback and electronic format–stay tuned for more details. On another front, I have re-issued A MASS FOR THE DEAD and...

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“The Watergate”, Muirteach 2.5

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Blog |

Last week, I published “The Watergate”, a Muirteach MacPhee novelette. At about 9.000 words it just about made the cut-off (7,000 words) for that designation. E. M. Tippetts Book Designs made the publishing process incredibly easy and did a lovely formatting job. Muirteach accompanies the Lord of the Isles to Urquhart Castle in this novelette. The horrifying death of a beautiful woman plunges Muirteach into an even deeper mystery, as the party awaits the arrival of King...

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The Scottish Medieval Lordship of the Isles: an Introduction

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Blog |

The Kingdom and Lordship of the Isles lasted roughly four hundred years, yet this intriguing period of medieval Scottish Highland history is frequently glossed over in general histories of Scotland, given at most a page or two. Emerging out of the Gaelic kingdom of Dalriada and the later Norse occupation of many areas in Western Scotland, the Lordship of the Isles stands in stark contrast to the more feudal, Norman influenced court of the Scottish monarchs in Edinburgh....

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