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THE HUGH CORBETT NOVELS

SATAN IN ST MARY'S - Robert Hale - 1986
CROWN IN DARKNESS - Robert Hale - 1988
SPY IN CHANCERY - Robert Hale - 1988
THE ANGEL OF DEATH - Robert Hale - 1989
THE PRINCE OF DARKNESS - Headline - 1992
MURDER WEARS A COWL  - Headline - 1992
THE ASSASSIN IN THE GREENWOOD  - Headline - 1993
THE SONG OF A DARK ANGEL  - Headline -  1994
SATAN'S FIRE - Headline -  1995
THE DEVIL'S HUNT  - Headline - 1996
THE DEMON ARCHER - Headline - 1999
TREASON OF THE GHOSTS - Headline - 2000
CORPSE CANDLE - Headline - 2001
THE MAGICIAN'S DEATH - Headline - 2004
THE WAXMAN MURDERS - Headline - 2006
NIGHTSHADE - Headline - 2008

THE CANTERBURY TALES NOVELS

AN ANCIENT EVIL - Headline - 1994
A TAPESTRY OF MURDERS - Headline - 1994
A TOURNAMENT OF MURDERS - Headline - 1996
GHOSTLY MURDERS  - Headline - 1997
HANGMAN'S HYMN - Headline - 2001
A HAUNT OF MURDER - Headline - 2002

THE MYSTERIES OF ANCIENT EGYPT' NOVELS

THE MASK OF RA - Headline - 1998
THE HORUS KILLINGS - Headline - 1999
THE ANUBIS SLAYINGS - Headline - 2000
THE SLAYERS OF SETH - Headline - 2001
THE ASSASSINS OF ISIS - Headline - 2004
THE POISONER OF PTAH - Headline - 2007
THE SPIES OF SOBECK - Headline - 2008

ALEXANDER THE GREAT NOVELS

THE HOUSE OF DEATH - Constable - 2001
THE GODLESS MAN - Constable - 2002
THE GATES OF HELL - Constable - 24th July 2003

MATHILDE OF WESTMINSTER
THE CUP OF GHOSTS
 - Headline - 2005)
THE POISON MAIDEN
 - Headline - 2007)
THE DARKENING GLASS - Headline - 2009

OTHER & NON-SERIES NOVELS

THE DEATH OF A KING - Robert Hale - 1985
THE PRINCE DRAKULYA - Robert Hale - 1986
THE LORD COUNT DRACULYA - Robert Hale - 1986
THE WHYTE HARTE - Robert Hale - 1988
THE SERPENT AMONG THE LILIES - Robert Hale - 1990
THE FATE OF PRINCES - Robert Hale - 1990
DOVE AMONG THE HAWKS - Robert Hale - 1990
THE MASKED MAN - Robert Hale - 1991
THE ROSE DEMON - Headline - 1997
THE HAUNTING - Headline - 1997
THE SOUL SLAYER - Headline - 1998
DOMINA - Headline - 2002
THE PLAGUE LORD - Headline - 2002
MURDER IMPERIAL - Headline - 2003
AN EVIL SPIRIT OUT OF THE WEST - Headline - 2003
THE SONG OF THE GLADIATOR - Headline - 2004
THE SEASON OF THE HYAENA - headline - 2005
THE YEAR OF THE COBRA - Headline - 2006
THE QUEEN OF THE NIGHT - as above - 2006
THE DEATH OF THE RED KING - Greenwich Exchange - 2006
THE TEMPLAR - Headline - 2007
MURDER'S IMMORTAL MASK - as above - 2008

NOVELS WRITTEN AS PAUL HARDING

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES OF BROTHER ATHELSTAN
THE NIGHTINGALE GALLERY - Headline - 1991
THE HOUSE OF THE RED SLAYER - Headline - 1992
MURDER MOST HOLY - Headline - 1992
THE ANGER OF GOD - Headline - 1993
BY MURDER'S BRIGHT LIGHT - Headline - 1994
THE HOUSE OF CROWS - Headline - 1995
THE ASSASSIN'S RIDDLE - Headline - 1996
THE DEVIL'S DOMAIN - (as Paul Doherty) - Headline - 1998
THE FIELD OF BLOOD - (as Paul Doherty) - (Headline - 1999

NOVELS WRITTEN AS MICHAEL CLYNES

THE JOURNALS OF SIR ROGER SHALLOT
THE WHITE ROSE MURDERS - Headline - 1991
THE POISONED CHALICE - Headline - 1992
THE GRAIL MURDERS - Headline - 1993
A BROOD OF VIPERS - Headline - 1994
THE GALLOWS MURDERS - Headline - 1995
THE RELIC MURDERS - Headline - 1996

NOVELS WRITTEN AS VANESSA ALEXANDER

THE LOVE KNOT - Headline - 1999
OF LOVE AND WAR - Headline - 2000
THE LOVING CUP - Headline - 2001

NOVELS WRITTEN AS ANN DUKTHAS

NICHOLAS SEGALLA TIME TRAVEL MYSTERIES - U.S. publication only
A TIME FOR THE DEATH OF A KING - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1994
THE PRINCE LOST TO ME - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1995
THE TIME OF MURDER AT MAYERLING - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1996
IN THE TIME OF THE POISONED QUEEN - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1998

NOVELS WRITTEN AS CL GRACE

KATHRYN SWINBROOKE MYSTERIES (U.S. publication only except where stated)
A SHRINE OF MURDERS - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1993
A SHRINE OF MURDERS - Collins Crime Club - UK 1993
THE EYE OF GOD - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1994
THE MERCHANT OF DEATH - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1995
THE BOOK OF SHADOWS - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1996
SAINTLY MURDERS - St Martin's Press - U.S., 2001

NOVELS WRITTEN AS ANNA APOSTOLOU

 A MURDER IN MACEDON - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1997
A MURDER IN THEBES  - St Martin's Press - U.S., 1998

SHORT STORIES

The Monk's Tale [Brother Athelstan] in NEW CRIMES 3. Robinson, 1991
A Counter-Blast to Tobacco in PAST POISONS. Edited by Maxim Jakubowski
A Murder of Innocence in MAMMOTH BOOK OF HISTORICAL DETECTIVES. Edited by Mike Ashley  - Robinson, 1995

NON FICTION

KING ARTHUR (issued without dustjacket) - Chelsea House Publishers - 1986
THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF TUTANKHAMUN - Constable - 2002
ISABELLA AND THE STRANGE DEATH OF EDWARD II - Constable - 2003
 

Paul Doherty

The Medieval or historical mystery genre has never been more popular, or indeed, better catered for. Numerous authors have jumped on the bandwagon with varying degrees of success. Without doubt one of the best is PC Doherty who captures the mood of the time perfectly, helped in no small part by the social history included throughout his work. This is perfectly judged as it provides excellent factual information on the times without becoming laborious or losing sight of the fictional plotting aspects.
Another bonus for the Doherty enthusiast is the author prodigious output, writing almost seventy books in less than twenty years under several pseudonyms.

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Series Characters
Hugh Corbett - Ranulf

Probably the authors most popular and well known character. He was the King's Clerk and also master spy, detective and problem solver. Corbett is ably assisted by his servant and bodyguard Ranulf, a former convicted criminal whom Sir Hugh (as he later became) saved from the gallows. The characters grow in stature and depth as the series extends.

Paul Harding - Series Character
Brother Athelstan

The Athelstan character first appeared under the authors pseudonym for the first seven novels. Once again a well rounded character whose adventures began in 1377. Many of the stories are based on actual crimes and mysteries recorded at the time with only some of the characters changed to fit the plot line. This, combined with the authors trademark historical input, makes them a fascinating read.

CL Grace - Series Character
Kathryn Swinbrook

Swinbrook is a physician based in Canterbury and again another promising well rounded character. The greatest mystery surrounding these books is their US only publication, bar the first title. As with all the authors other work the characters all have depth and interest and the stories well plotted and steeped in atmosphere. She has an absent, possibly dead, husband though she is assisted by the Irish soldier of the Crown Colum Murtagh and other members of her household. Once again a highly recommended series that deserves a wider audience.

Michael Clynes - Series Character
Sir Roger Shallot

The memoirs of Roger Shallot lend a slightly more comic element to the Doherty canon. All the usual ingredients are there but the character is an outrageous braggart and the reader is left wondering just how many of his anecdotes, which are liberally sprinkled through the story, are actually true. There can be no doubt though that William Shakespeare would not be who he is today without the invaluable contributions (disgracefully never credited) of Sir Roger Shallot !

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