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Richard Leigh was primarily a novelist and writer of short stories - though his best known books were non-fiction. 

With Michael Baigent, Leigh explored a variety of many-sided issues of Christianity; the Dead Sea Scrolls, Freemasonry, The Knights Templar, the Inquisition, and subjects of a more occult nature that propelled him to the top of the international bestseller lists. 

Reviews for Mr. Leigh's works include: 

Erceldoune & Other Stories

'A uniquely erudite voice that bridges cultures, continents, and generations, Richard Leigh offers an evocative and thought-provoking collection of stories set in the Ireland of myth and magic, troubles and tolerance.'
- Chad Dell, author The Revenge of Hatpin Mary

Holy Blood Holy Grail

'It will seem to some a crackpot exercise, but these young men are no fools; they have learning, energy [and] enthusiasm tempered by scepticism' 

- Anthony Burgess in the Observer 

 

'A highly provocative work of investigative journalism.'

- Booklist 

 

Dead Sea Scrolls Deception

 

'Absolutely stunning in its implications' 

- Douglas Adams (Books of the Year), Guardian 

 

'Certainly one of the most intriguing and provocative books of the year.'

-Melvyn Bragg (Books of the Year), Independent

 

Secret Germany: Claus Von Stauffenberg and the Mystical Crusade

"Like all of Baigent's and Leigh's works, this volume belongs in the library of every professional historian and every student of history. It is not simply an invaluable work of historic scholarship, it is an irreplaceable and necessary one."
-William Courson on Amazon.com

 

The Elixir and the Stone

 

'...Baigent...and...Leigh...have been successful in an ambitious project, that of tracing the development of modern Western philosophy from its early beginning."

- Grand Lodge Of Scotland Year Book

 

The Inquisition

 

'Incisive, challenging and often harrowing account of the subject, and a grim reminder of the adjacency of church and torture-chamber in so many periods of history'

- Charles Nicholl, Sunday Telegraph

 

'Good popular history in a fast-paced narrative'

Ian Thompson, Financial Times

 

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