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Synopsis: Ralph Croft, an Englishman released from an eighteenth-century French prison, must reveal the identity of the masked man--a prisoner so important that only the guards were permitted to see his face
From Kirkus Reviews: Popular historian Doherty adds another inveterate rogue to his roster--English forger Ralph Croft, who scampers across the Channel and soon finds himself incarcerated in the Bastille, where his release is contingent upon his working with the Regent's men, archivist Maurepas and Captain D'Estivet, to discover the identity of the Man in the Iron Mask. False clues lead them to deduce that ``the mask'' was Eustace D'Auger, whose father was a musketeer and whose mother served the Queen. Further investigation by Croft, however, is hampered by threats from the secret order of the Templars; a code in the royal letters of Anne of Austria; and the fact that all of the jailers of ``the mask'' are long dead. The name on the death certificate (``Marciel''), combined with the closeness of Anne and a church cardinal, convinces Croft of the real identity--but a harrowing session with the Templars (and more incarceration) commands his silence. Less lively than other Doherty outings, but more factually compelling and the ending twist is a beauty. Like Tey's The Daughter of Time, this may become a history-class staple. -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Title: The Masked Man
Publication Date: 1991
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description ROBERT HALE 1991, 1991. 1st edition hardback with dustwrapper good+ / very good ex library in protected dustwrapper, endpapers library stamped, not heavily used, clean, tight copy. Seller Inventory # 046646
Book Description Hale, London, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 1st edition, SIGNED, Fine in rubbed Very Good DJ with small tear. Signed by Author. Seller Inventory # 0050313
Book Description Robert Hale, London, 1991. First Edition. Very nice copy in tight binding; black cloth with gilt titles on spine; Pages neatly preserved. Dust jacket not price clipped, with good edges. Used - Very Good. VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Seller Inventory # BOOKS223620I
Book Description Robert Hale, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Near fine black boards in a very good dust jacket, the white back has green rubbing, in a mylar cover. Signed by the author on the title page. A detective novel based on the historical facts about the man in the iron mask. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 000659
Book Description 1991. Robert Hale - London., 1991. Historical fiction based on the story of the Man In The iron Mask. Ex-library copy. Generally VG clean copy with VG (not price clipped) dustwrapper. An uncommon title. Seller Inventory # 8944
Book Description HALE 1991, 1991. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Fine in Fine dj, UK First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Protected in clear Mylar cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a box. We do not stock or sell ex-library or Book Club editions. Seller Inventory # 75445