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Paul Doherty


(Paul C Doherty)
UK flag (b.1946)

aka Vanessa Alexander, Anna Apostolou, Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas, C L Grace, Paul Harding

P.C. Doherty is the author of several acclaimed mystery series including The Sorrowful Mysteries of Brother Athelstan, the Hugh Corbett medieval mysteries, and the Canterbury Tales of mystery and murder. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities, and is now a head teacher in Essex.
 


Genres: Historical Mystery, Mystery, Horror
 
New and upcoming books
June 2024

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Banners of Hell
(Hugh Corbett, book 24)
Series
Hugh Corbett
   1. Satan in St Mary's (1986)
   2. The Crown in Darkness (1988)
   3. Spy in Chancery (1988)
   4. The Angel of Death (1990)
   5. The Prince Of Darkness (1992)
   6. Murder Wears a Cowl (1992)
   7. The Assassin in the Greenwood (1993)
   8. The Song of a Dark Angel (1994)
   9. Satan's Fire (1995)
   10. The Devil's Hunt (1996)
   11. The Demon Archer (1999)
   12. The Treason of the Ghosts (2000)
   13. Corpse Candle (2001)
   14. The Magician's Death (2004)
   15. The Waxman Murders (2006)
   16. Nightshade (2008)
   17. The Mysterium (2010)
   18. Dark Serpent (2016)
   19. Devil's Wolf (2017)
   20. Death's Dark Valley (2019)
   21. Hymn to Murder (2020)
   22. Mother Midnight (2021)
   23. Realm of Darkness (2022)
   24. Banners of Hell (2024)
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Sir Roger Shallot (as by Michael Clynes)
   1. The White Rose Murders (1991)
   2. The Poisoned Chalice (1992)
   3. The Grail Murders (1993)
   4. A Brood of Vipers (1994)
   5. The Gallows Murders (1995)
   6. The Relic Murders (1996)
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Brother Athelstan Mystery
   1. The Nightingale Gallery (1991) (as by Paul Harding)
   2. The House Of The Red Slayer (1992) (as by Paul Harding)
     aka Red Slayer
   3. Murder Most Holy (1992) (as by Paul Harding)
   4. The Anger Of God (1993) (as by Paul Harding)
   5. By Murder's Bright Light (1994) (as by Paul Harding)
   6. The House Of Crows (1995) (as by Paul Harding)
   7. The Assassin's Riddle (1996) (as by Paul Harding)
   8. The Devil's Domain (1998)
   9. The Field Of Blood (1999)
   10. The House of Shadows (2003)
   11. Bloodstone (2012)
   12. The Straw Men (2013)
   13. Candle Flame (2014)
   14. The Book of Fires (2015)
   15. The Herald of Hell (2015)
   16. The Great Revolt (2016)
   17. A Pilgrimage to Murder (2016)
   18. The Mansions of Murder (2017)
   19. The Godless (2019)
   20. The Stone of Destiny (2020)
   21. The Hanging Tree (2022)
   22. Murder Most Treasonable (2023)
   23. Murder's Snare (2024)
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Canterbury Tales of Mystery And Murder
   1. An Ancient Evil (1993)
   2. A Tapestry of Murders (1994)
   3. A Tournament of Murders (1996)
   4. Ghostly Murders (1997)
   5. The Hangman's Hymn (2001)
   6. A Haunt of Murder (2002)
   7. The Midnight Man (2012)
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Kathryn Swinbrooke (as by C L Grace)
   1. A Shrine of Murders (1993)
   2. The Eye of God (1994)
   3. The Merchant of Death (1995)
   4. The Book of Shadows (1996)
   5. Saintly Murders (2001)
   6. A Maze of Murders (2003)
   7. A Feast of Poisons (2004)
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Mystery of Alexander the Great
   1. A Murder in Macedon (1997) (as by Anna Apostolou)
   2. A Murder in Thebes (1998) (as by Anna Apostolou)
   3. The House of Death (2001)
   4. The Godless Man (2002)
   5. The Gates of Hell (2003)
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Amerotke
   1. The Mask of Ra (1998)
   2. The Horus Killings (1999)
   3. The Anubis Slayings (2000)
   4. The Slayers of Seth (2001)
   5. The Assassins of Isis (2004)
   6. The Poisoner of Ptah (2007)
   7. The Spies of Sobeck (2008)
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Ancient Rome Mysteries
   1. Domina (2002)
   2. Murder Imperial (2003)
   3. The Song of the Gladiator (2004)
   4. The Queen of the Night (2006)
   5. Murder's Immortal Mask (2008)
   The Annals of Ancient Rome (2016)
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Templars
   1. The Templar (2007)
   2. The Templar Magician (2008)
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Margaret Beaufort Mystery
   1. Dark Queen Rising (2018)
   2. Dark Queen Waiting (2019)
   3. Dark Queen Watching (2021)
   4. Dark Queen Wary (2023)
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Novels
   The Death of a King (1985)
   Dove Amongst the Hawks (1990)
   The Fate of Princes (1990)
   The Masked Man (1991)
   The Rose Demon (1997)
   The Haunting (1997)
   The Soul Slayer (1998)
   The Love Knot (1999) (as by Vanessa Alexander)
   Of Love and War (2000) (as by Vanessa Alexander)
   The Loving Cup (2001) (as by Vanessa Alexander)
   The Plague Lord (2002)
   The Death of the Red King (2006)
   The Last of Days (2013)
   Roseblood (2014)
   Tenebrae (2016)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Non fiction show
 
Paul Doherty recommends
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A Flight of Arrows (2021)
(Hundred Years' War, book 1)
A J MacKenzie
"Like one of those exquisite tapestries with interlacing strands in an array of vivid colour [...] a truly enthralling account of the events leading up to Crécy. Compulsory reading for all who enjoy that most fascinating period of English history."
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The Bastille Spy (2019)
(Revolution Spy, book 1)
C S Quinn
"A true treasure of a historical novel... Enjoyable and deeply satisfying with a rich array of characters and a sense of danger which lasts throughout."

Books containing stories by Paul Doherty
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The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirty-Fourth Annual Collection (2017)
(Year's Best Science Fiction, book 34)
edited by
Gardner Dozois
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Murder Most Catholic (2002)
Divine Tales of Profane Crimes
(Murder Most...)
edited by
Martin H Greenberg and Ralph McInerny

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