Search Results: "Paul Doherty"


BOOK REVIEW

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 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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THE GODLESS MAN by Paul Doherty
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"An intriguing and suspenseful locked-room mystery rounded out by military strategy, espionage, and buried treasure."
In the second of prolific Doherty's new series set in ancient Greece (The House of Death, 2001), Alexander the Great, that martial and mercurial genius—to apply the Roman names for two of Alexander's gods—occupies Ephesus, a wealthy Greek city controlled by Persia through the cooperation of the city's ruling Oligarchs. 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 >

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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 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 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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ISABELLA AND THE STRANGE DEATH OF EDWARD II by Paul Doherty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 2003

"A satisfying excursion for medieval-history buffs."
A lively reconstruction of events in medieval English history, full of all the good stuff: murder, adultery, treason, and a few beheadings. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 2004

"It's Alexander fever time, with two new movies and a slew of books celebrating the renowned conqueror. But this is a minor contribution at best, of much less interest than Paul Cartledge's Alexander the Great: A New Life (p. 721)."
Alexander the Great wasn't a nice guy. 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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HOW NOT TO BE A DICK by Meghan Doherty
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Oct. 1, 2013

"There are some funny moments, particularly in the simple black-and-white cartoons of a girl and boy that accompany the text throughout. However, as etiquette goes, there's not much that is new here and a real question of whom this is for. (Nonfiction. 14 & up)"
Jokes about cheese logs abound in this humorous but sometimes-belabored etiquette guide ostensibly aimed at teens. Read full book review >