Search Results: "Paul Doherty"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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THE HERALD OF HELL by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2016

"A cerebral, slowly unwinding whodunit rooted in history, packed with details of lives so wretched that it's no wonder revolution was in the air."
As a revolution brews amid the squalid streets of 1381 London, a murder fights for attention. Read full book review >

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THE DEMON ARCHER by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2001

"In the end, his logical leaps reveal a murderer with a genuinely gothic, if not terribly plausible, motive."
On the morning of a great hunt, a hidden archer bags Lord Henry Fitzalan, who used his power to alienate everyone around him—and even a few across the Channel, perhaps including his fellow hunter Amaury de Croan, the cunning envoy from Philip IV of France. Read full book review >

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THE GATES OF HELL by Paul Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2003

"In this third series entry (The Godless Man, 2002, etc.), Doherty effectively accelerates the tension and the bloodshed as Telamon approaches the solution. Astute puzzle fans may even be able to crack the code."
It's 334 b.c. As confident Alexander the Great prepares to attack the wealthy city of Halicarnassus, a secret killer threatens his tightly organized assault. Read full book review >

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THE HOUSE OF DEATH by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2001

"His many fans, especially Greek history buffs, will doubtless enjoy this excursion."
The author deserts 14th-century England and Ancient Egypt (The Mask of Ra, 1999, etc.) to focus on the rivalry between Greece's Alexander the Great and Persia's King Darius in 334 b.c. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF TUTANKHAMUN by Paul Doherty
NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"No big deal, for all its breathless delivery, which will doubtless be reproduced in the forthcoming Discovery Channel documentary based on it."
Anticlimactic conjecture regarding the Egyptian pharaoh's death from historical-mystery writer Doherty (The Godless Man, p. 840, etc.), headmaster of a London school. Read full book review >

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THE STRAW MEN by Paul Doherty
Released: March 1, 2013

"Close attention will reward readers with well-researched historical information, from the minutiae of everyday living to the public events in the lives of the rich and powerful. Mystery buffs, however, are likely to reach the answer before Athelstan."
A Dominican priest is tasked yet again with solving several locked-room murders. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT MAN by Paul Doherty
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"The latest addition to Doherty's Canterbury Tales series (A Haunt of Murder, 2003, etc.) is so tightly packed with the minutiae of everyday medieval life that mystery readers who aren't history buffs may give up long before the excellent finale."
An exorcist and his assistant fight demons from hell to solve a series of murders. Read full book review >

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BLOODSTONE by Paul Doherty
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2012

"The 11th in this series (The House of Shadows, 2003, etc.) brings to life the sights, sounds and smells of 1380. The mystery presents an intriguing puzzle but moves ponderously to its solution."
Dominican monk Brother Athelstan and his companion in crime solving, Sir John Cranston, Lord High Coroner of London, take on a locked-room murder. Read full book review >