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Publication Order of Hugh Corbett Books

Satan in St Mary's (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crown in Darkness (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spy in Chancery (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Angel of Death (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince of Darkness (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder Wears a Cowl (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Assassin in the Greenwood (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Song of a Dark Angel (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Satan's Fire (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Hunt (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Demon Archer (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Treason of the Ghosts (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Corpse Candle (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magician's Death (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Waxman Murders (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Nightshade (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterium (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Peacock's Cry (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Serpent (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The King's Writ (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Devil's Wolf (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death's Dark Valley (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hymn to Murder (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mother Midnight (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Realm of Darkness (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prince of Murders (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Equipped with immense knowledge in history, Paul Doherty found his niche in writing historical mysteries both fictional and non-fictional. P.C Doherty, as his is popularly featured in most of his books, has contributed so much in literary works through his many historical novels that are set in different historical ages including the Middle Ages, Classical, Greek and the Ancient Egyptian. His worked has been read extensively across the world; and he has been rated among the best historical writers as well as received various awards for his invaluable contribution in the literary industry.

Paul Doherty was born in 1946 in Middleborough where he also spent most of his early age. He attended Liverpool University where he gained a First Class Honors Degree in History and at Exeter College, Oxford, where he received a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II. But, prior to his history studies at the University, he had enrolled for priesthood studies in Ushaw College, Durham immediately after his A-level, which he did not pursue after his completion.

Paul has lectured historical mysteries in various institutions, but in addition to historical writing, he has majorly been a headmaster for Trinity Catholic High School, Woodford Green, Essex for over 30 years. He has been featured in various publications and has been of a great assistance to writing of historical books that are read in different institutions. His great work has led him to be awarded with Order of the British Empire especially for his services to education in 2011.

In addition to using the names P.C. Doherty and Paul C. Doherty on his writings, Paul Doherty has used various pennames including Anna Apostolou, Ann Dukthas, Michael Clynes, C. L. Grace, Vanessa Alexander and Paul Harding. ‘Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries’ is one of his most read series and one that has been translated to other languages across the world. His other most read works are Canterbury Tales of Mystery and Murder and he Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan. In total, Paul Doherty has written over 100 books which have also been printed and published in other languages in different countries. Paul has been featured in writing for magazines, and historical research for different media houses and in making documentaries.

Satan in St Mary’s by Paul Doherty

This is the first novel under the Hugh Corbett Medieval Mystery. It is set in the ages of Edward 1 with a very exciting plot with a unique and extensive description of medieval life that makes the reader want to read on and on. This fiction novel explains how, even after struggling to end rebellion, Edward 1 is still worried about the surviving of his remain supporters who still seem to be hunted by unknown attackers. In unclear circumstances, one of his main supporters, Lawrence Duket is found dead in a church that is locked from inside; a case that is alleged to be suicide. Hugh Corbett, One of the investigation clerks, is ordered to investigate what could have caused the death of Lawrence Duket which will also help clear his concerns about his supporters. What is unknown to Edward 1 is that there are some mysterious forces (devil worshiping and satanic forces) stronger than the rebels that he will have to counter. The mystery is very huge to be handled by one person. First Edward I need to know whether the death at the church was actually suicide and secondly for investigators to completed and unmask the conspirators behind the mishaps in Medieval. This, 180 pages book is a novel that will have the reader complete and immediately look for the next series. It is a book that has perfectly been characterized, well researched and combines humor and suspense with some aspects of religion and terror.

Spy in Chancery

How can Philip IV manage to seize control of a territory in the English duchy Aquitaine? Edward I is unable to comprehend just how Philip IV, whom he is at war with, could solely manage to seize part of his territory in England. Edward I feels that for Philip IV to conquered his territory, he must have been aided by one of his men or a resident of England. He decides to have a thorough investigation to clarify his doubts. Edward I commissions his clerk Hugh Corbett to trace the spy within and eliminate him. Corbett has to travel broadly- Paris to Wales (back and forth) and spend time in each place trying to unveil the traitor. The clerk spends some weeks in different estates; Morgan, a treacherous and Welsh Lord. Followed by various mysteries in his adventure, Corbett finally gets some clue of who, where the traitor could easily be found. The clerks finds himself entrenched with international politics in his quest to discover the traitor. This novel rotates around the politics and power of thirteenth century and various international historical happenings

The Assassin in the Greenwood

This is also another Hugh Corbett (Series by Paul Doherty), that revolves around Corbett, with an assignment to reveal the mystery behind different murders in the Greenwood. The whole story, setting and the entire plot of the story ardently selected to bring out a real mysterious adventure.

Robin Hood has resumed this outlaw ways in Sherwood Forest to battle with the royal authorities. Locksley, who is widely known as Robin Hood, is now on target for his heinous acts of massacring the royal tax collectors and is also sorted for killing a Sheriff of Nottingham: Sir Eustace Vechey. The novel clearly explains and portrays Robin as a very mysterious person who requires more than one person to trail.

Hugh Corbett is a faithful servant. He is commissioned together with his two other faithful friends to visit Nottingham to investigate the murdering of the sheriff. Corbett, Ranulf and Maltote, on arriving in Nottingham, are met with even fresh mysteries. The first mystery is to explain why three arrows are shot above the Nottingham Castle at a specific time every month and another disturbing revelation is that the French had dispatched an agent with instructions to assassinate Corbett. This fictional historical series is well researched to make the novel more real and create real picture in the eyes and minds of the readers. Characterization and the whole setting of the novel give the reader the smell and feeling of the people and cities of the 1302.

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One Response to “Hugh Corbett”

  1. Eileen Martin: 1 year ago

    I came across the Devil’s Hunt and just finished it and it seems Hugh Corbett died. However, Upon searching for more books, there are many more in the series. I will find more, but right now I wonder if he appears in subsequent books. Thank you.


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