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Publication Order of Amerotke Books

The Mask of Ra (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Horus Killings (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anubis Slayings (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Slayers of Seth (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassins of Isis (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poisoner of Ptah (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Spies of Sobeck (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Ancient Rome Books

Murder Imperial (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Song of the Gladiator (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Queen of the Night (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder's Immortal Mask (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Canterbury Tales Mysteries Books

An Ancient Evil (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tapestry of Murders (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Tournament of Murders (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ghostly Murders (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hangman's Hymn (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Haunt of Murder (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Midnight Man (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Egyptian Mysteries Books

An Evil Spirit Out of the West (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Season of the Hyaena (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year of the Cobra (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Hugh Corbett Books

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

Publication Order of Kathryn Swinbrooke Books

as Celia L. Grace
A Shrine of Murders (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Eye of God (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Merchant of Death (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Shadows (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saintly Murders (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Maze of Murders (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Feast of Poisons (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Margaret Beaufort Mystery Books

Dark Queen Rising (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Queen Waiting (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Queen Watching (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dark Queen Wary (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mathilde of Westminster Books

The Cup of Ghosts (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poison Maiden (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Darkening Glass (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Matthew Jenkyn Books

The Whyte Harte (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Serpent Amongst the Lilies (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Mystery Of Alexander The Great Books

A Murder in Macedon (As:Anna Apostolou) (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Murder in Thebes (As:Anna Apostolou) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
House of Death (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Godless Man (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gates of Hell (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Nicholas Segalla Books

as Ann Dukthas
A Time for the Death of a King (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Prince Lost to Time (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Time of Murder at Mayerling (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Time of the Poisoned Queen (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Sir Roger Shallot Books

as Michael Clynes
The White Rose Murders (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poisoned Chalice (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Grail Murders (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Brood of Vipers (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gallows Murders (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Relic Murders (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan Books

The Nightingale Gallery (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of the Red Slayer (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Most Holy (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Anger of God (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
By Murder's Bright Light (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Crows (1995)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassin's Riddle (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Domain (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Field of Blood (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The House of Shadows (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodstone (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Straw Men (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Candle Flame (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Book of Fires (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Herald of Hell (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Revolt (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Pilgrimage to Murder (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mansions of Murder (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Godless (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stone of Destiny (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hanging Tree (2022)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Murder Most Treasonable (2023)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Templars Books

The Templar (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Templar Magician (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Vlad Drakulya Books

The Prince Drakulya (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Lord Count Drakulya (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Death of a King (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fate of Princes (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dove Amongst the Hawks (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Masked Man (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rose Demon (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Haunting (1997)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Soul Slayer (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Love Knot (1999)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Of Love and War (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Loving Cup (2001)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Domina (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Plague Lord (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last of Days (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Roseblood (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tenebrae (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Annals of Ancient Rome (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Mysterious Death Of Tutankhamun / The Secret History of Tutankhamun (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isabella and the Strange Death of Edward II (2003)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death of Alexander the Great (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Secret Life of Elizabeth I (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Great Crown Jewels Robbery of 1303 (2005)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death of the Red King (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
And Then You're Dead (With: Cody Cassidy) (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Anthologies

Bridging Infinity(2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Dr. Paul Doherty is one of the prominent English authors of his time who has written some very interesting books based on the historical mystery and thriller genres as well as some critically acclaimed nonfiction history books. He was born on September 21, 1946 in Middlesbrough, The United Kingdom and underwent basic schooling as a child and then went on to study for the Catholic Priesthood for three years at Durham. But, he decided not to proceed with it and rather joined the Liverpool University, thereby obtaining his degree with First Class Honors in the subject of History. Paul also won the scholarship that allowed him to study at the Exeter College in Oxford. While studying here he met with his wife Carla Lynn Corbitt. Then, he stopped his academic studies as he believed he did not belong to that world and started working as a secondary school teacher. He taught in a number of schools in Crawley in West Sussex and Ascot in Nottingham before he was appointed as the Headmaster at the Trinity Catholic School in the year 1981. The Trinity School teaches a large number of students between the ages 11 and 18 and has been described as a leading comprehensive in the United Kingdom.

During Paul’s time as the Headmaster of the Trinity School, it was labelled as an ‘Outstanding School’ and was also given the Beacon status and received a public accolade as a Centre of Excellence. Apart from working as a school teacher, Paul also engrossed himself into writing novels. Firstly, he completed his doctorate on the subject of the reign of King Edward II and from the year 1987 onwards began writing and publishing a series of historical mystery novels. His novels were mostly set in the Classical, Ancient Egypt, Middle Age, Greek and other such places of historical importance. The novels written by Paul have been published by New York’s St. Martin’s Press in America, Eichborn, Knaur and Heyne in Germany, and by Edhasa in Spain. Other than these, his novels have also been published internationally in a number of countries such as France, Russia, Portugal, Belgium, Estonia, Bulgaria, Holland, China, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Mexico, Romania and Argentina. Author Paul has used a number of pen names other than his real name for writing different kinds of novels. Several of his many pen names include, P.C. Doherty, Paul Harding, Michael Clynes, Celia L. Grace, Ann Dukthas, Anna Apostolou, and Vanessa Alexander. But as of now, he writes under his own name only.

Some of Paul’s extraordinary works include a series based on the life of Alexander the Great as well as some other novels depicting the rich history of the Ancient Egypt. These works have received critical acclaim all over the world. Besides these, he has also written the nonfiction novels based on the possible murder of the Pharaoh of Egypt, Tutankhamun in the 18th Dynasty, Wife of King Edward II of England and the true fate of the great Alexander. Currently, Paul lives happily along with his wife Carla and their six children in their house situated on the border of Essex and London. His children have studied in the same school where he works as the Headmaster. Paul’s wife Carla owns a couple of horses, whom she trains regularly. She also has an Arab filly called Polly. Paul has had the opportunity of giving lectures on historical mysteries in a number of organizations. He is described by his friends and colleagues as a born speaker and a trained lecturer who can entertain and hold audiences for long hours. Paul has only one ambition in his life which is to petition the England’s Privy Council in order to open the Purbeck marble on the tomb of King Edward II lying in the Gloucester Cathedral as he believes that the tomb does not hose the dead body of King Edward II.

Paul Doherty has written five novel series’ in his writing career, many of which have been extremely successful. One of his extraordinary series’ is the Hugh Corbett series consisting of a total of 17 novels published between the years 1986 and 2010. The series deals with the main character of Hugh Corbett, who is depicted as a spy during the reign of King Edward I in England. The first novel of the series was published under the title ‘Satan in St Mary’s’. It was published by the Headline publishing house in the year 1986. The plot of the novel is set in the year 1284 century England, when Edward I was having a hard time against a traitorous movement which was started by the late Simon de Montfort. Simon was a rebel and died in the Battle of Evesham in the year 1258. A society named The Pentangle was the operator of the movement and its members used to practice the black arts. It was believed that The Pentangle was behind the suicide of one of the King’s loyal subjects named Lawrence Duket. The King orders his Chancellor Burnell to study the matter. He chooses Hugh Corbett, a clever and a sharp clerk from the Bench of the Court of the King.

Corbett teams up with his manservant Ranulf to carry out the investigation as a result of which they get drawn into the deadly politics and the dangerous and dark world of the medieval London. The second novel of the series was published in the year 1988 by the Headline publishing house. It was titled ‘The Crown in Darkness’. The plot of this novel is set in the year 1286 when King Alexander III of Scotland rides through a dark night to meet with his gorgeous French bride Yolande. However, he is not able to reach to his destination as his horse slips mysteriously causing both of them to crash to their deaths. Now the throne of Scotland is left vacant due to which the European Princes and nobles start fighting with each other in order to become the heir of the Scottish throne. Then, on the orders of King Edward I, Chancellor Burnell sends his clever clerk, Hugh Corbett for reporting the situation in the Scotland Court. On arriving in Scotland, he realizes that there is a connection between the king’s sudden death and those who were trying to take the throne. Soon, Corbett finds himself in the middle of a conspiracy, intrigue and danger.

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6 Responses to “Paul Doherty”

  1. Charmaine Simmonds: 2 years ago

    Dear Graeme,

    Thank you for your help in this matter

    Very much appreciated


    Charmaine Simmonds

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      You’re welcome 🙂 Any time!

  2. Charmaine Simmonds: 2 years ago

    Dear Graeme,

    Thank you for getting back to me about the books I inquired about and yes I have read “The Mysterious Death of Tutankhamen” and have also read “The Death of a Red King” and have just finished reading “Mother Murder” which I enjoyed and am now reading “Dark Queen Watching”.

    I am not to sure on the book “The Valley of Shadows”?

    Any of Paul Doherty’s EBooks are any of them coming into Hard Back Form Books, like the King’s Writ, The Peacock’s Cry, The Chalice is Cracked, The Knight’s Confession” Chronicles of the Crypt, The Monk’s Tale, Tenebrae, Roman Ghost Story The Annals of Ancient Rome and The Murder of Innocence or You can Drink Wine

    Please let me know?

    Thank you for your help in this matter


    Charmaine Simmonds

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Hi Charmaine,

      As they all appear to be short stories/novellas – it is doubtful that they will be printed individually as physical books. The best you can hope for is down the road the author releases them as a collection.

  3. Charmaine Simmonds: 2 years ago

    Dear Sir Paul Doherty,

    Paul I have enjoyed your books right from the start of when you started to published your books.

    I have just been going through your list of books on your website and a few of them I can not find but you suggested them when I had finished reading a book and the title of the book is ” The Secret History of Tutankhamen” is this the same book as “The Mysterious Death of Tutankhamen” and another one is “The Valley of Shadows” a Hugh Corbett Series? and the other one is “The Death of A Red King”

    Please let me know if any of these books are available in hard back and if so when are they due out.

    Thank you for your help in this matter


    Charmaine Simmonds

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Looking into it, I do believe The Secret History of Tutankhamen may be The Mysterious Death of Tutankahemn under an alternate name. I can’t access a copy of The Secret History to check but it does appear that way.

      I can’t locate any book by Paul called The Valley of Shadows.

      I see The Death of the Red King available in hardcover on Amazon.


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