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Publication Order of Amerotke Books

The Mask of Ra (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Horus Killings (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Anubis Slayings (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Slayers of Seth (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Assassins of Isis (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoner of Ptah (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spies of Sobeck (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ancient Rome Books

Murder Imperial (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Song of the Gladiator (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Queen of the Night (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder's Immortal Mask (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Canterbury Tales Mysteries Books

An Ancient Evil (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tapestry of Murders (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Tournament of Murders (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ghostly Murders (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Hangman's Hymn (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Haunt of Murder (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Midnight Man (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Egyptian Mysteries Books

An Evil Spirit Out of the West (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Season of the Hyaena (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year of the Cobra (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

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

Publication Order of Kathryn Swinbrooke Books

as Celia L. Grace
A Shrine of Murders (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Eye of God (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Merchant of Death (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Book of Shadows (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saintly Murders (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Maze of Murders (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Feast of Poisons (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Margaret Beaufort Mystery Books

Dark Queen Rising (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Queen Waiting (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Queen Watching (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Queen Wary (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mathilde of Westminster Books

The Cup of Ghosts (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poison Maiden (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Darkening Glass (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Matthew Jenkyn Books

The Whyte Harte (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Serpent Amongst the Lilies (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Mystery Of Alexander The Great Books

A Murder in Macedon (As:Anna Apostolou) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Murder in Thebes (As:Anna Apostolou) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
House of Death (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Godless Man (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gates of Hell (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Nicholas Segalla Books

as Ann Dukthas
A Time for the Death of a King (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prince Lost to Time (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Time of Murder at Mayerling (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Time of the Poisoned Queen (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sir Roger Shallot Books

as Michael Clynes
The White Rose Murders (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Poisoned Chalice (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grail Murders (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Brood of Vipers (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gallows Murders (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Relic Murders (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan Books

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

Publication Order of Templars Books

The Templar (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Templar Magician (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Vlad Drakulya Books

The Prince Drakulya (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lord Count Drakulya (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Annals of Ancient Rome (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

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

Publication Order of Anthologies

Bridging Infinity(2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

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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