Book List:111 titles
  • October, 1471. Edward IV sits on the English throne; the House of York reigns supreme. With her young son, Henry Tudor, in exile in France, Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, shelters deep in the shadows, secretly plotting for the day when Henr...


  • Past crimes lead to new murder in the latest gripping Brother Athelstan mystery, set in 14th century London. November, 1381. London has been rocked by a series of bizarre and brutal murders. The corpses of a number of prostitutes have been discovered...


  • First in a brand-new historical mystery series featuring Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII and matriarch of the Tudor dynasty. May, 1471. The Wars of the Roses are reaching their bitter and bloody climax. Edward of York has claimed the ...


  • Paul Doherty's most popular series character returns. Hugh Corbett is about to take up a life of danger once again in the nineteenth novel in his series and the follow up to DARK SERPENT. If you love historical mysteries from Robin Hobb, Susanna Greg...


  • A murdered priest, a missing body, stolen treasure: Brother Athelstan tackles his most challenging investigation to date. October, 1381. Brother Athelstan is summoned to the church of St Benet’s in Queenhithe to investigate the murder of a pries...


  • With the stakes so high, can Sir Hugh prevent a jousting tournament turning deadly? An exclusive digital novella featuring Sir Hugh Corbett, the medieval sleuth of acclaimed historian Paul Doherty's most popular series. Includes an exclusive ext...


  • Summer, 1381. The Great Revolt has been crushed; the king’s peace ruthlessly enforced. Brother Athelstan meanwhile is preparing for a pilgrimage to St Thomas a Becket’s shrine in Canterbury to give thanks for the wellbeing of his congregation aft...


  • Disease. Danger. Death. Sir Hugh Corbett returns... Hugh Corbett is takes up a life of danger yet again in Dark Serpent , the eighteenth novel in Paul Doherty's series. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and Robin Hobb. After his recent u...


  • Sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan discovers that past crimes can cause new murder in the latest intriguing medieval mystery June, 1381. The rebel armies are massed outside London, determined to overturn both Crown and Church. The Regent, John of Ga...






  • With Ranulf's life at stake, can Sir Hugh hope to save him? An exclusive digital novella featuring Sir Hugh Corbett, the medieval sleuth of acclaimed historian Paul Doherty's most popular series. Includes an exclusive extract from the eighteenth...


  • Roman soldier Manoletus must face some of the most formidable creatures of the underworld, yet his time is running out... Paul Doherty writes a gripping historical adventure in Tenebrae, a mystery of the Roman underworld. Perfect for fans of Lindsey ...


  • Under a full moon, three warriors tell their tale of ghosts, mystery and death... The Annals of Ancient Rome features a new, exclusive short story from the master historian, Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Davis and Steven Saylor. Includes ...


  • A medieval mystery featuring sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan May, 1381. The Great Revolt draws ever nearer. The Upright Men openly roam the streets of London, waiting for the violence to begin. Their mysterious envoy, the Herald of Hell, appears ...


  • An intriguing medieval mystery featuring sleuthing monk Brother Athelstan February, 1381. A ruthless killer known as the Ignifer -- Fire Bringer -- is rampaging through London, bringing agonizing death and destruction in his wake. He appears to be...


  • A powerful and passionate story of forbidden love set in Medieval England... Immersed in the colours and drama of medieval life, Paul Doherty's richly evocative novel, The Love Knot , combines fact and fiction to tell one of history's greatest ...


  • Master historian Paul Doherty brings to life the brutal world of London in 1455 as he tells the epic story of the advent of the Wars of the Roses England, 1455: a kingdom on the brink of civil war. The Red Rose: King Henry of Lancaster's days are num...


  • February, 1381. London lies frozen in the grip of one of the bitterest winters on record. The ever-rising taxes demanded by the Regent, John of Gaunt, are causing increasing resentment among the city’s poor. When the seething unrest boils over into...


  • An impossible love. A grisly murder. A hunt for justice. Paul Doherty's novel The Loving Cup, brings Restoration London to raucous life amid a compelling love story and murder mystery. Perfect for fans of Philippa Gregory and Jean Plaidy. Samuel Atki...


  • The war may be over, but devastating secrets are about to come to light... Of Love and War is a compelling tale of love, guilt and retribution in the aftermath of the Great War from masterful writer, Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Pat Barker and S...


  • What do you do when everyone is a suspect? Paul Doherty writes a medieval mystery shrouded in secrets in The Book of Shadows, the fourth novel to feature physician and sleuth Kathryn Swinbrooke. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and Michael Jecks. ...


  • In 1100, King William II died in a tragic accident... or was it murder? In The Death of the Red King , acclaimed historian Paul Doherty investigates the suspicious death of William II in a masterful 'faction' - a mix of both fact and fiction. ...


  • With secrets around every corner, can the truth ever be uncovered? The turbulent times of the Wars of the Roses are explored in Paul Doherty's unputdownable novel, Dove Amongst the Hawks . Perfect for fans of C.J Sansom and Susanna Gregory. A...


  • A missing royal relic and a shocking murder draw Kathryn into dangerous climes... Kathryn Swinbrooke pits her wits against enemies of the crown in, The Eye of God , the second of Paul Doherty's gripping mysteries featuring the medieval sleuth....


  • The village of Walmer near Canterbury is a small, claustrophobic place where everyone knows everyone else's business. Everyone knows the blacksmith, Elias, liked to drink and liked the ladies. Everyone knows his wife, Isabella, had been spotted many ...


  • An insight into one of history's most cunning, yet overlooked, events... Medieval London comes to life in Paul Doherty's gripping retelling of this early attempt to steal the Crown Jewels, the first great bank raid in history. 'Doherty tells t...


  • The story of a queen known as 'the she-wolf' and a fresh view of an infamous murder... In a colourful non-fiction narrative, which provides an evocative setting for a scramble for wealth and power, Paul Doherty traces the life of Queen Isabella ...


  • In the final days of Henry VIII, one man is there to witness the demise of a legend... Master historian Paul Doherty weaves his magic in The Last of Days - an epic tale of murderous schemes and a blood-smattered political order. Perfect for fa...


  • What happens when a man turns into a monster? The Lord Count Drakulya is Paul Doherty's second novel exploring the life of the man behind the legend. Perfect for fans of C.J Sansom and Ellis Peters. Prince Dracula, or more accurately, Drakul...


  • A serial killer stalks the passages of a medieval monastery... A Maze of Murders is a thrilling murder mystery from the masterful Paul Doherty, featuring medieval sleuth Kathryn Swinbrooke. Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and Robin Hobb. ...






  • A disturbing murder unearths more questions than answers... Kathryn Swinbrooke returns for the third time in The Merchant of Death , Paul Doherty's gripping medieval mystery. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and Michael Jecks. It is nearly Ch...


  • Unravelling one of the ancient world's most infamous deaths... In this illuminating non-fiction account of the life and death of Tutankhamun, Paul Doherty tells the story of the bloody intrigue behind the iconic mask. Colour photographs are al...


  • Who was the man behind the legend? In Prince Drakulya , Paul Doherty traces th e life of the infamous figure in a thrilling mystery. Perfect for fans of C.J Sansom and Ellis Peters. Dracula has always been a fascinating yet terrifying figure...


  • A missing prince may provide the answers - can he be found? The Prince Lost to Time is Paul Doherty's second novel to feature Nicholas Segalla - a shadowy scholar travelling through time solving the past's greatest mysteries. Perfect for fans ...


  • A miracle... or murder? Paul Doherty writes a gripping novel in Saintly Murders, the fifth Kathryn Swinbrooke mystery. Perfect for fans of Robin Hobb and Ellis Peters. In the late summer of 1472, medieval physician and apothecary Kathryn Swinbrooke i...


  • A secret that could have changed the course of English history... Acclaimed historian Paul Doherty offers an insightful interpretation of one of the most fascinating English monarchs in his masterful 'faction', The Secret Life of Elizabeth I . F...


  • A series of poisoned pilgrims requires the services of Canterbury's most intrepid sleuth.. . Paul Doherty introduces his medieval sleuth Kathryn Swinbrooke for the first time in A Shrine of Murders , the first in a gripping mystery series from t...


  • A shocking shooting hides long-buried secrets... The Time of Murder at Mayerling is the third novel in Paul Doherty's Nicholas Segalla series. Perfect for fans of Anne Perry and C.J. Sansom. Vienna, 1889. Glittering entertainments hide a wo...


  • What - or who - really killed the young conqueror of the known world? Master historian Paul Doherty investigates an outstanding figure who achieved so much before his premature end in this remarkable non-fiction work, Alexander the Great: The D...


  • Alexander the Great cannot be fooled... Paul Doherty writes an unputdownable Greek mystery of adventure and intrigue in A Murder in Thebes . Perfect for fans of Gary Corby and Margaret Doody. Never try to fool Alexander the Great... or betray...


  • With so many enemies, how will Nicholas Segalla unravel the web of mysteries? Nicholas Segalla visits Tudor England once again in Paul Doherty's gripping mystery, In the Time of the Poisoned Queen . Perfect for fans of Susanna Gregory and C. J....


  • Alexander must fight for his throne, his father... and his life. Paul Doherty transports his readers to Ancient Greece in A Murder in Macedon - a gripping mystery featuring Alexander the Great. Perfect for fans of Gary Corby and Margaret Doody...


  • January, 1381. Guests of the Regent, John of Gaunt, Brother Athelstan and Sir John Cranston have been attending a mystery play performed by the Straw Men, Gaunt’s personal acting troupe, when the evening’s entertainment is rudely interrupted by t...


  • Will Hugh Corbett be able to discover the truth before London is overrun by a sinister secret society? Satan in St Mary's is the first thrilling book in the acclaimed Hugh Corbett series from Paul Doherty. Perfect for fans of Ellis Peters and ...


  • December, 1380. When the corpse of Sir Robert Kilverby is discovered in a locked room, Brother Athelstan accompanies the King’s coroner to investigate. For Sir Robert had in his possession a priceless relic, a sacred bloodstone, which has now disap...


  • As Chaucer’s pilgrims shelter for the night, it’s the physician’s turn to enthral his fellow travellers with a terrifying tale. When Brother Anselm and his novice Stephen are summoned to the Church of St Michael’s, Candlewick, to perform an e...


  • In The Mysterium, a new installment in the “deliciously suspenseful” Hugh Corbett Medieval Mystery series by P.C. Doherty, Sir Hugh Corbett is ordered to investigate the murder of a Chief Justice in the King’s Court. February 1304 -- London ...


  • 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 Ste...


  • Mathilde of Westminster must once again face a dangerous foe. With Robert Bruce prowling the Scottish border seeking advancement she senses a challenge for the throne is imminent. When the great Earls step up their campaign, the King and Queen are fo...


  • Paul Doherty's brilliant new Amerotke novel will take you on a compelling journey into the glory, splendour and corruption of Ancient Egypt. 1477 BC and once again treacherous forces are on the rise in Egypt. Fresh from her victories in the north, Ph...






  • January 1304 and Hugh Corbett, devoted emissary of King Edward I, has been charged with yet another dangerous mission. Scrope, an unscrupulous manor lord, has reneged on his promise to hand over a priceless ornate cross he stole from the Templars dur...


  • September 314 AD and once more death strikes the sprawling streets of Imperial Rome. When two prostitutes are found murdered - their bodies ripped open and their right eyes gouged out - it's feared a notorious killer, the Nefandus, has returned. Rumo...


  • It's 1095 and crusading fervor has swept Europe. Hugh de Payens and Godefroi of St. Omer, the soon-to-be founders of the Templar Order, and Hugh's younger sister, Eleanor, leave the security of their homes in Burgundy, France, with a plan to join Cou...



  • At a peace treaty signing between Egypt and Libya in Thebes, three of Egypt`s leading scribes die violently on the Temple forecourt, the victims of a vile poisoning. To add to the mounting unease, a prosperous merchant and his young wife are found dr...


  • Rome: August 314 AD, and as the sun's insidious heat beats down, murderous forces lurk in the underbelly of the city. The normally cosseted world of Rome's rich and powerful is rocked by a series of violent abductions, as children of the elite are ki...


  • In 1300 the 'Cloister Map', a highly valued collection of detailed maps and sea charts, is stolen at sea. The rulers of Europe are desperate to find them, and when Wilhelm Von Paulents arrives in England apparently in possession of them, Hugh Corbett...


  • The young Pharoah Tutankhamun is unwell, but there is no heir apparent. Egypt's enemies, the Hittites, are advancing through Canaan, and Ay - First Minister of Akenhaten, father of Nefertiti, brother of Queen Tiye - still plots, like the spider he is...


  • 1322, Mathilde of Westminster was considered the finest physician in London. But in her years as lady-in-waiting to Princess Isabella, who married the feckless Edward II, she was drawn into the murky politics of the English court, where sudden, myste...


  • Mahu, former Chief of Police and Keeper of the Secrets of the Heart is sitting down to record his memories. He sees uneasy quiet reigning in the Royal Circle at Thebes, after the disappearance of the Pharaoh Akenhaten and the abandonment of his new, ...


  • It's 313 AD and as Rome broils under a very sultry summer, Emperor Constantine and his powerful mother, Helena, are trying to make sense of the new Christian religion. The Christians cannot agree amongst themselves and Constantine invites delegates f...


  • Somewhere deep in the desert, the location of Rahimere's tomb has long been kept a closely guarded secret. But now, the Sebaus - a sect taking its name from demons - has plundered and pillaged the sepulchre for its most powerful treasure.The fiery Ph...


  • `What was so precious about that manuscript? London and Paris were full of magicians! Friar Roger had made remarkable prophecies, but surely they were just vague imaginings?' ROGER BACON'S BOOK OF SECRETS is coveted in both France and England, but...


  • In the late autumn of 1380, Brother Athelstan is busy enough. He and his parish council are preparing for the annual Christmas mystery play when a series of brutal murders occur at a Southwark tavern. Two young whores are found slain but their deaths...


  • A sinister king. A scheming queen. A deadly plot. An Evil Spirit Out of the West is the first novel in a trilogy set in one of the most turbulent and exciting periods of Ancient Egyptian history, from acclaimed author Paul Doherty. Perfect fo...


  • Spurred by dreams of conquest but dogged by treachery, the volatile young Alexander has set his ambitious eyes on the prize city of Halicarnassus in this new novel by Paul Doherty-a writer who offers what Publishers Weekly calls "a rare example of hi...


  • 313 AD. Under the rule of Emperor Constantine, Rome finally appears to be emerging from its turbulent past. In order to consolidate his control and under the guidance of his mother Helena, Constantine plans to harness the power of the increasingly in...


  • THIRTEENTH-CENTURY CHINA. In the streets of Cambaluc, seat of the great Mongol Lord, Kublai Khan, sinister events are unfolding. Members of the Guild of Pourers, the city cleaners, are being picked off one by one in a series of gutwrenching murders. ...


  • AS NIGHT SETS IN, Chaucer's weary pilgrims find themselves in a Kent copse, rumoured to be haunted. Huddling around the fire, they persuade the Clerk of Oxford to tell a ghostly tale of love and death that will further chill their blood... IT'S MA...


  • Can Judge Amerotke discover what links two deaths before the killer strikes again? Judge Amerotke is called in to solve a double murder in Paul Doherty's gripping mystery, The Slayers of Seth . Perfect for fans of Brad Geagley and Wilbur Smith....


  • It is now 334 B.C., and Alexander has smashed the Persian armies at the Battle of the Granicus and is roaming the western Persian Empire like a hungry predator, living up to his nickname of “the Wolf of Macedon.” Arriving in one of his prizes, th...


  • Agrippina, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero, was a beautiful and talented woman who saw her father murdered, was banished by her brother, and was killed on the orders of her son. Her freed man, a one-eyed former gladiator named Parmenon, tells of Agr...


  • Stumbling upon an execution, Chaucer's pilgrims witness a hanging that leaves the carpenter in a dead faint. That evening, he narrates the tale of a Gloucester hangman whose involvement in the secretive punishment of three witches unleashes a vicious...


  • A series of murders at one of ancient Egypt's most important temples could destroy delicate peace negotiations with the defeated Mitanni, and it is up to Nmerotke, the pharaoh's most trusted judge, to find the killer before it is too late. By the aut...


  • First volume in the magnificent new mystery series featuring Alexander the Great; It is 334 BC and the young Alexander sits with his troops by the Hellespont, poised to attack the empire of the great King Darius III. To win the approval of the gods f...


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    The brothers of the abbey of St Martin's-in-the-Marsh usually pay little heed to the tales of robber baron Sir Geoffrey Mandeville's ghost galloping through the Lincolnshire fens with a retinue of ghastly horsemen. They may hear the shrill blast of a...


  • Five years ago in the village of Melford, a local lord was executed for spate of vicious murders. But now other young girls have been found violated and garrotted, and the dead lord's son, Maurice, insists that a miscarriage of justice has taken plac...


  • When Queen Hatusu, the widow of Pharoah Tuthmosis, carries her people to victory in war, it seems that the gods are smiling on Egypt. But before she can assume her throne, Hatusu will need the acknowledgment of her critics and the acceptance of her p...


  • After the discovery of three savagely murdered bodies in his parish, Brother Athelstan finds himself involved in the hunt for a dangerous killer. It is clear that two of the victims, a whore and a preacher, surprised an assassin who was then forced t...


  • The death of Lord Henry Fitzalan on the feast of St Matthew 1303 is a matter widely reported but little mourned. Infamous for his lecherous tendencies, his midnight trysts with a coven of witches and his boundless self-interest, he was a man of few f...


  • Pharaoh Tuthmosis II is coming home victorious from war in the Nile Delta--and he expects a hearty welcome. But instead of a parade, murder greets him within the hour of his docking. At the sound of ringing trumpets, the pharaoh falls dead before the...


  • In the summer of 1380 a French captain is murdered in Hawkmere Manor - a lonely, gloomy dwelling place, otherwise known as the 'Devil's Domain', which is used by Regent John of Gaunt to house French prisoners captured during the bloody battles waged ...


  • Soul Slayer: from medieval lore and legend, if a magician can take out the heart of his victim before death, and the victim does not die in a state of grace, the warlock can call upon that soul to do his bidding. EIGHTEEN-YEAR-OLD REBECCA LENNOX, ...


  • In 1866, Father Oliver Grafield, a Catholic priest and exorcist, is asked to allay the haunting experiences occurring at Candleton Hall. Within hours of his arrival there, he experiences the phenomena—pools of blood on the floor, a woman dressed in...


  • An epic, spine-chilling story of terror, mystery and black magic set in the Middle Ages from a master storyteller in the great tradition of Ellis Peters. In Paradise, in the glades of Eden, Eve was tempted twice: first by Lucifer Then by Rosifer w...


  • As Chaucer's pilgrims shelter in the ruins of a church, the poor Priest narrates his mysterious tale. Young Philip Trumpington, the new Scawsby parish priest, finds that the old church harbours shocking secrets. Years earlier, some Templars were mass...


  • It's the summer of 1380 and the corpse of Edwin Chapler, clerk of the Office of the Green Wax of the Chancery, has been pulled from the Thames: Chapler has drowned, but not before he received a vicious blow to the back of the head. Then Bartholomew D...


  • IN THE GOLDEN SUMMER OF 1303, the severed heads of beggars - are found, tied by their hair, to the trees in the woods outside Oxford. In the city itself John Copsale, Regent of Sparrow Hall, has been found dead in his bed. Some claim he died in his s...


  • Chaucer's pilgrims are sheltering in a friary as they slowly wind their way towards Canterbury. As they settle for the night, away from the darkness outside and the shadowy figures that haunt the lanes and byways of medieval England, the Franklin nar...


  • In 1380, the King's parliament debates whether to grant money supplies to the Regent John of Gaunt for his war against the French. John orders Cranston to investigate the murders of the Shrewsbury representatives; the assassin must be caught before p...


  • In 1303 the Old Man of the Mountain remembers back to when he nearly killed Edward of England almost thirty years before. He never forgets his prey -- and now decides to release an imprisoned leper knight to avenge old grievances. One windswept ...


  • Chaucer's pilgrims, quarrelling amongst themselves, are now in open countryside enjoying the fresh spring weather as they progress slowly towards Canterbury. A motley collection of travellers, they each have their dark secrets, hidden passions and co...



  • A COLD, CRUEL WIND sweeps across the Wash and chills those who live in the small villages along the Norfolk coast. But the wind, called the Dark Angel because of its treacherous effect on both sea and land, is nothing compared to the evil plotted in ...


  • As the travellers gather in the Tabard Inn at the start of a pilgrimage to pray before the blessed bones of St Thomas a Becket in Canterbury, they agree eagerly to mine host Harry's suggestion of amusing themselves on each day of their journey with o...


  • IN THE SUMMER OF 1302, Edward I of England and Philip IV of France continue to observe diplomatic niceties whilst their agents wage a secret bloody war in the filthy streets of Paris. Edward and his chief clerk and keeper of the Secret Seal, Sir Hugh...



  • In early 1302 a violent serial killer lurks in the city of London, slitting the throats of prostitutes.And when Lady Somerville, one of the Sisters of St Martha, is murdered in the same barbaric fashion, her death is closely followed by that of Fathe...


  • In the early summer of 1379 in London, Sir John Cranston, Coroner of the city, is trapped into a wager with Signior Gian Galeazzo, Lord of Cremona, who challenges him to resolve a certain murder mystery within two weeks. Men have been found dead in t...


  • In December 1377 a great frost has the city in its icy grip; even the Thames is frozen from bank to bank. Murder, revenge and treachery also make their presence felt. The Constable of the Tower of London, Sir Ralph Whitton, is found murdered in a col...


  • Holy Terrors The beautiful Lady Eleanor, mistress of the feckless Prince of Wales, is banished to Godstow Priory by King Edward, eager to be rid of an embarrassment while negotiating his son's betrothal. Whispers of murder echo through the hall...



  • It is 1376, and the famed Black Prince has died of a terrible rotting sickness, closely followed by his father, King Edward III. The crown of England is now left in the hands of a mere boy—the future Richard II—and the great nobles have gathered li...



  • British master thief and spy Matthew Jankyn is hired by young Henry VI to uncover the true identity of Jehanne D'Arc, the mysterious Maid of Lorraine whose aid and inspiration is bolstering England's weary French adversaries...


  • IN 1298, EDWARD I OF ENGLAND invaded Scotland and brutally sacked the town of Berwick, razing to the ground the Red House of the Flemings who had permission to trade there. He little knew his action would have far-reaching repercussions. A year late...


  • Edward I of England and Philip IV of France are at war. Philip, by devious means, has managed to seize control of the English duchy of Aquitaine in France, and is now determined to crush Edward. King Edward suspects that his enemy is being aided by a...


  • Matthew Jankyn is hired to investigate the death of Richard II, as well as rumors that the king had escaped with the help of the Whyte Harte, a secret society intent on overthrowing the usurper Henry IV, in a mystery set in medieval England...


  • ALEXANDER III OF SCOTLAND was riding to meet his beautiful French bride Yolande one dark, storm-ridden night when he fell to his death. He left the Scottish throne vacant of any real heir, though the powerful nobles of his own kingdom, as well as the...


  • THROUGH THE BLOODY, VICIOUS BATTLE OF EVESHAM in 1258 crushed Simon de Montfort's rebellion and cost him his life, the traitorous movement he founded was never completely eradicated. Decades later, when Edward I became King, he faced considerable opp...