Manuscript Mysteries at the Robin Hood ClubBook One of The Robin Hood Club Series

A brand new cosy crime series! Welcome to the Robin Hood Club!

There’s great excitement when a previously undiscovered Robin Hood ballad manuscript, Robin Hood and the Carter, turns up in the same town as the Robin Hood Club’s latest fan convention.

But the Robin Hood Club’s special guest – Harriet, “Hari”, Danby, writer and creator of the hit TV series, Return to Sherwood – can’t help thinking the discovery is rather too coincidental.

With her best friend, Dot, at her side, Hari finds herself taken out of her quiet writing life and catapulted into a world of enthusiastic fans, actors egos, and jealous fellow authors.

As the Robin Hood Club event gets underway, speculation about the new ballad grows… and then Hari notices that one of the Robin Hood Club’s most devoted followers has gone missing…

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Here are a couple of the lovely things folk have said over on

5 stars

Excellent cosy crime in a familiar setting

I really enjoyed the story, well paced, plotted and with a well hidden but believable ‘villain’ culminating in a satisfying ending. What I particularly enjoyed was how well the author captured the convention setting, having been to a few of them, it felt believable, the right mix of characters, eccentrics, celebrities and excitement these events have which made the story so relatable. Looking forward to the second book and the further development of the many interesting character

5 stars

Thoroughly enjoyable read.

This book was the perfect escapist read for me. I’ve always been a huge Robin of Sherwood fan. I found the combination of medieval history with a modern day narrative AND a tantalising mystery utterly absorbing. Can’t wait for the next one.

I highly recommend this book.

5 stars

Really enjoyed this book. Lots of references to the Robin Hood ballads and to the television series Robin of Sherwood. Looking forward to the next in the series.

5 stars

What a fab wee story, it really did put in mind of the cosy detective TV shows like Shakespeare and Hathaway.
A ‘new’ Robin Hood’ ballad is discovered in the same town as the Robin Hood Club is due to hold their annual get together. Coincidence or not? Dr Harriet Danby doesn’t believe it.

5 stars (From bestselling historical fiction author, Nicola Cornick)
Clever and Entertaining Mystery
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 May 2024
I loved this author’s Folville Chronicles series so when I discovered that there was a new series that mixed cosy crime with history, I was first in line to read it. This book was such a pleasure! The historical details are well-researched and deftly mixed in to the contemporary story, and of course it draws on the iconic Robin of Sherwood series of which so many of us were fans back in the day. Combine that with a great cast of characters and a cosy crime mystery and you have all the elements for a highly entertaining and satisfying read. I’m looking forward to the next book very much.