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Paul Doherty - Author

About the Author

Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.

Paul has written over 100 books and has published a series of outstanding historical mysteries set in the Middle Ages, Classical Greece, Ancient Egypt and elsewhere. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and are available in several formats, including large print, audio books, and more recently e-books.

 

Featured books by Paul Doherty

Roseblood

Roseblood

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2014

England, 1455: a kingdom on the brink of civil war. The Red Rose: King Henry of Lancaster's days are numbered. Deemed unfit for rule, even by his own mother, he surely cannot last on the throne for long. Simon Roseblood - London lord, taverner and alderman - is one of few loyal servants left to fight his cause. The White Rose: Ruthless Richard of York has his eye firmly set on the crown - and plenty of powerful allies who will do anything to help him win it. Henchman Amadeus Sevigny makes no bones about enforcing his own authority and asserting law and order at York's command. When Roseblood is summoned by Sevigny to stand trial for a crime he knows he didn't commit, their paths cross in ways that alter them both for ever. And as the Wars of the Roses looms, an even greater foe is poised to rock the foundations of England, and wreak horror in a hotbed of political unrest.

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Other books by Paul Doherty

Death's Dark Valley (Hugh Corbett 20)

Death's Dark Valley (Hugh Corbett 20)

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2019

1311. Murder and mayhem prowl the highways and coffin paths of Medieval England . . . Hugh Corbett returns in the twentieth gripping mystery in Paul Doherty's ever-popular series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this. It is four years since the death of King Edward I, but his reign of terror has cast long shadows over the kingdom. At Holyrood Abbey, sheltered in the depths of the Welsh march, the old king's former bodyguards protect his secret relics and watch over a mysterious prisoner who is kept in the abbey's dungeon. But their peaceful existence is shattered when Abbot Henry is poisoned. Summoned to Holyrood, Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds the fortress in chaos. Brothers Anselm and Richard have been brutally slain by nails driven deep into their skulls. No one knows who could be behind the gruesome killings and the news attracts the attention of two unwanted guests: the sinister Marcher Lord Mortimer and King Philip of France's devious envoy De Craon. As more mysterious deaths occur, and a violent snow storm sweeps through the valley, Corbett must act quickly to identify the malevolent demon who has risen from hell to turn the abbey into a house of murder . . . Praise for Paul Doherty's dark and suspenseful novels: 'His fascination for history comes off the page' Daily Express 'An opulent banquet to satisfy the most murderous appetite' Northern Echo 'Deliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmospheric' Historical Novels Review 'Paul Doherty has a lively sense of history . . . evocative and lyrical descriptions' New Statesmen

Dark Queen Waiting

Dark Queen Waiting

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/2019

Death's Dark Valley (Hugh Corbett 20)

Death's Dark Valley (Hugh Corbett 20)

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2019

1311. Murder and mayhem prowl the highways and coffin paths of Medieval England . . . Hugh Corbett returns in the twentieth gripping mystery in Paul Doherty's ever-popular series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this. It is four years since the death of King Edward I, but his reign of terror has cast long shadows over the kingdom. At Holyrood Abbey, sheltered in the depths of the Welsh march, the old king's former bodyguards protect his secret relics and watch over a mysterious prisoner who is kept in the abbey's dungeon. But their peaceful existence is shattered when Abbot Henry is poisoned. Summoned to Holyrood, Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds the fortress in chaos. Brothers Anselm and Richard have been brutally slain by nails driven deep into their skulls. No one knows who could be behind the gruesome killings and the news attracts the attention of two unwanted guests: the sinister Marcher Lord Mortimer and King Philip of France's devious envoy De Craon. As more mysterious deaths occur, and a violent snow storm sweeps through the valley, Corbett must act quickly to identify the malevolent demon who has risen from hell to turn the abbey into a house of murder . . . Praise for Paul Doherty's dark and suspenseful novels: 'His fascination for history comes off the page' Daily Express 'An opulent banquet to satisfy the most murderous appetite' Northern Echo 'Deliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmospheric' Historical Novels Review 'Paul Doherty has a lively sense of history . . . evocative and lyrical descriptions' New Statesmen

Dark Queen Rising

Dark Queen Rising

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2019

London, 1471. The War of the Roses rages on. Edward of York has claimed the English throne and his Yorkist supporters gleefully slaughter their adversaries; there's no mercy for anyone who supported the Lancastrian cause. Margaret Beaufort - mother of Henry Tudor, the only hope for the House of Lancaster - knows her enemies are closing in. Desperate for help she turns to Christopher Urswicke for protection. But when ruthless scheming and pitiless killings are the only routes to survival, Urswicke will have to choose where his loyalties truly lie.

Dark Queen Rising

Dark Queen Rising

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2019

Dark Queen Rising

Dark Queen Rising

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2019

The Darkening Glass (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 3) Murder, mystery and mayhem in the court of Edward II

The Darkening Glass (Mathilde of Westminster Trilogy, Book 3) Murder, mystery and mayhem in the court of Edward II

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2019

Mathilde of Westminster must face a dangerous foe in the third novel in Paul Doherty's acclaimed series. March 1312 and England is divided. Edward II is in conflict with his barons over royal favourite Gaveston, and Queen Isabella is momentously pregnant with the first union of Plantagenet and Capetian blood. Meanwhile, rebel Robert Bruce prowls the Scottish border seeking advancement. Mathilde of Westminster senses a challenge for the throne is imminent. When the great Earls step up their campaign, the King and Queen are forced to flee to a fortified priory in Tynemouth, now vulnerable to the Scottish marauders on land and Bruce's allies at sea. With threats all around, the royal party can only despair when one of their camp is murdered. Will Mathilde be able to find the perpetrator before the King loses control of the throne?

The Mansions of Murder

The Mansions of Murder

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2018

The Godless

The Godless

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/12/2018

Vom Wal verschluckt

Vom Wal verschluckt

Author: Paul Doherty, Cody Cassidy Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2018

Wie lange kannst du auf der Sonne stehen, ohne zu verbrennen? Was passiert, wenn du die lautesten Kopfhorer der Welt aufsetzt?Der Autor Cody Cassidy und der Doktor der Festkorperphysik Paul Doherty unternehmen eine Reise durch die Wissenschaft der spektakularsten und ausgefallensten Todesarten: zu einem Kartoffelchip verarbeitet werden, im All in ein schwarzes Loch eintauchen oder in der Tiefsee aus einem U-Boot aussteigen. Als Leser bekommen Sie nicht nur viele Anregungen, auf auergewohnliche Art und Weise aus dem Leben zu scheiden, sondern lernen vielmehr hochst anschaulich die physikalischen und biologischen Prozesse kennen, die dahinter stehen. Intelligent und schauerlich zugleich: Und plotzlich bist du tot!

Dark Queen Rising

Dark Queen Rising

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2018

The Mansions of Murder

The Mansions of Murder

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19)

Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19)

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

England, 1311. In the dark of the North the devil lies in wait... Paul Doherty's most popular series character returns in the gripping nineteenth mystery in the Hugh Corbett series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this. 1296: King Edward I has led his army to Scotland, determined to take the country under his crown. But the fierce Scots have no intention of submitting to their oppressor and violent and bloody war breaks out. 1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there fifteen years ago. An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king. It promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers. But with an unknown traitor lurking in the shadows and danger around every corner, will Corbett be able to unravel the complex web of plots in time? What readers are saying about DEVIL'S WOLF: 'Doherty evokes the Medieval world brilliantly...tense and suspenseful, the mystery keeps you guessing until near the end...an excellent and enjoyable read' Amazon reader, 5 stars '[A] well written rendition of our historical past...A joy to read' Amazon reader, 5 stars 'Another well told story from a master storyteller...If you like historical adventures you will enjoy this vivid, well paced tale!' Amazon reader, 5 stars 'Vivid and lively. Another Hugh Corbett, please!' Amazon reader, 5 stars

The Templar Magician (Templars, Book 2) A thrilling medieval mystery of murder and betrayal

The Templar Magician (Templars, Book 2) A thrilling medieval mystery of murder and betrayal

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2018

Murder and mayhem set at the time of the secretive Templar Order. The year is 1152, and Jerusalem is still in the hands of the Crusaders, although the lofty ideals of before have now been replaced by subtle power-play. Meanwhile, in England, King Stephen is waging bloody war against Henry Fitzempress. The Templar Order, now fifty years old, is a wealthy power, glittering with tempting riches. Against this background of bloodshed, Robert de Payens, grandson of Eleanor, one of the co-founders of the Temple, and Englishman Edward Sendal find themselves caught up in a murder mystery when Raymond, Count of Tripoli, is brutally assassinated. Who would have wanted to murder Raymond, and is it possible that the answer may lie within the hallowed ranks of the Templar order itself?

A Pilgrimage to Murder

A Pilgrimage to Murder

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/12/2017

Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19)

Devil's Wolf (Hugh Corbett Mysteries, Book 19)

Author: Paul Doherty Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2017

England, 1311. In the dark of the North the devil lies in wait... Paul Doherty's most popular series character returns in the gripping nineteenth mystery in the Hugh Corbett series. If you love the historical mysteries of C. J. Sansom, E. M. Powell and Bernard Cornwell you will love this. 1296: King Edward I has led his army to Scotland, determined to take the country under his crown. But the fierce Scots have no intention of submitting to their oppressor and violent and bloody war breaks out. 1311: Sir Hugh Corbett, Keeper of the Secret Seal, finds himself back in Scotland and is revisited by the horrors he witnessed there fifteen years ago. An anonymous letter was delivered to the new king. It promised information about a fatal incident that could allow England to finally bow out of the war with the Scots. Tasked with finding out the truth about the murder, Corbett is forced to take risks he would rather avoid and put his faith in the words of strangers. But with an unknown traitor lurking in the shadows and danger around every corner, will Corbett be able to unravel the complex web of plots in time? What readers are saying about DEVIL'S WOLF: 'Doherty evokes the Medieval world brilliantly...tense and suspenseful, the mystery keeps you guessing until near the end...an excellent and enjoyable read' Amazon reader, 5 stars '[A] well written rendition of our historical past...A joy to read' Amazon reader, 5 stars 'Another well told story from a master storyteller...If you like historical adventures you will enjoy this vivid, well paced tale!' Amazon reader, 5 stars 'Vivid and lively. Another Hugh Corbett, please!' Amazon reader, 5 stars

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