Leigh was primarily a novelist and writer of short
stories - though his best known books were non-fiction.
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
occult nature that propelled him to the top of the
international bestseller lists.
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
- Chad Dell, author
The Revenge of Hatpin Mary
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
highly provocative work of investigative journalism.'
Sea Scrolls Deception
stunning in its implications'
Douglas Adams (Books of the Year), Guardian
one of the most intriguing and provocative books of the year.'
Bragg (Books of the Year), Independent
Von Stauffenberg and the Mystical Crusade
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
Elixir and the Stone
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
'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
Ian Thompson, Financial Times