P F Chisholm

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P.F. Chisholm is a pseudonym of a well-known writer of historical thrillers, childrens’ books, and nonfiction blogs and ebooks. Previous titles in the Sir Robert Carey and Sergeant Dodd series are A Famine of Horses, A Season of Knives, A Surfeit of Guns, A Plague of Angels, and A Murder of Crows. After the events in An Air of Treason, Sir Robert and Sergeant Dodd will be heading back to the Anglo- Scottish Border where trouble is brewing as usual.


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10 Responses to P F Chisholm

  1. I’ve been enjoying the Robert Carey Novels, but am baffled by the use of the word “surname”. I’m inclined to think it is in the place of the word “clan” (too West Coast Scottish?), but even the OED doesn’t help.

    Perhaps a glossary of such terms would. Actually, it would be lovely to have such a glossary for the arms and armaments …. maybe with pictures.


    Peggy Cooke

  2. Third time I have read the whole Carey series.
    Completely addictive, funny, sad,everything you
    Could wish for. Please,please continue..
    Carlisle will be most interesting now, plus can,t wait
    for Janet Dodd,s reaction!!!!

  3. OK, I’m officially hooked!  I just finished reading all six books in a row.  What a great combination of suspense, engaging characters, and humor!  

    This series passes the true test for me of how well-written a book is; the authors ability to paint a clear picture in my mind of the setting and characters.

    P.F. Chisolm’s vivid, realistic, depiction of Elizabethan England is top-notch!  I just wish my favorite authors good write as fast as I can read…

  4. A wonderful series, very well written, well researched and a very, very good storyline. I will be hoping for more. Thanks!

  5. Please, please can you continue with ‘Robin Carey’s’ story. The comic timing of the characters are somehow genius. I laugh out loud at their idiosyncrasies then it is punctuated by some really profound and moving piece of description. I love Carey and am madly ‘in love’ with Henry Dodd!
    The only downside is I don’t get any work done. Please don’t leave us hanging on too long for a resolution in the relationship between Robin and Elizabeth. We know what is supposed to happen, please make the dramatization of it one to remember! Thank you.

  6. Just finished A Famine of Horses and found it to be a terrific read! i will read the rest of the series now that I’m hooked.

    By the way, I was particularly struck by the location of the geographical location of the novel. Several years ago while I was researching one of my historical novels of Roman Britannia (to be published) where the principal location is Birdoswald ( a Roman fort on Hadrian’s wall called ‘Banna’, I also happened to incorporate Bewcastle in the narrative; the Romans called it Fanum Cocidi. Another fort I made use of farther to the west was Casta Exploratorum – would you believe Netherby. In short, I know the area very well. Anyway thanks for a thundering and well-told tale! I look forward to reading more about Sir Robert, Barnabus, and of course Sergeant Dodd. Preston Holtry, author, Death in Emily 3

  7. I have thoroughly enjoyed your Sir Robert Carey mysteries. Beautifully written, humorous (American spelling!), excellent characters and plots. I do hope you keep writing them. Thank you, thank you.

  8. I heartily second Amy’s request above — please write more Sir Robert Carey adventures!
    Haven’t enjoyed a series so much in many a year, and I’m an inveterate reader of history and historical fiction. As I recall, I read my first book in this genre in 5th grade (Last Clash of Claymores) which put me on the track for researching and reading history and historical fiction, a pursuit that has not slackened in my long 76 years of life. You have added greatly to my enjoyment. My heartfelt thanks for this.

  9. Absolutely LOVED the Sir Robert Carey books — there MUST be another one coming soon. Mustn’t there???? Read every of them this past week. Truly excellent writing, characters as real as if you were in the room (smelling) them and listening to them plot. Please don’t give us writing about them all. Surely Sir Robert finally prevails over Elizabeth’s horrifically awful husband!

    A. Hughes

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