Series: Journals of Sir Roger Shallot

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The White Rose Murders by Michael Clynes1
The Poisoned Chalice by Michael Clynes2
The Grail Murders by Michael Clynes3
A Brood of Vipers by Michael Clynes4
The Gallows Murders by Michael Clynes5
The Relic Murders by Paul Doherty6

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  1. The Demon Archer by P. C. Doherty (1999)
  2. An Ancient Evil by P. C. Doherty (1993)
  3. The Nightingale Gallery by Paul Harding (1991)
  4. The Apothecary Rose by Candace Robb (1993)
  5. The Brothers of Glastonbury by Kate Sedley (1997)
  6. The Serpents of Harbledown by Edward Marston (1996)
  7. Dissolution by C. J. Sansom (2003)
  8. The Chatter of the Maidens by Alys Clare (2001)
  9. The Eye of God by C. L. Grace (1994)
  10. The Sanctuary Seeker by Bernard Knight (1998)
  11. A Wicked Deed by Susanna Gregory (1999)
  12. A Moorland Hanging by Michael Jecks (1996)
  13. The Confession of Brother Haluin by Ellis Peters (1988)
  14. A Famine of Horses by P.F. Chisholm (1994)
  15. Firedrake's Eye by Patricia Finney (1992)

Series description

Sir Roger Shallot is an aged rogue dictating his memoirs of his adventures during the time of Henry VIII, with a few side comments about later times, including his romance with Elizabeth I that resulted in a son.

He became involved in the royal intrigues because of his friendship with the long-suffering Benjamin Daunby, a nephew of Henry's Chancellor Lord Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Daunby provides the intellect and learning, Shallot provides the street smarts.

The series is discussed in "Michael Clynes: the Recollections of Shallot" by David N. Eldridge, Theron M. Westervelt, and Edward L. Meek in: The Detective as Historian ed. by Ray B. Browne and Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. (Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University, 2000), pp. 156-168.

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