Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough. He studied History at Liverpool and Oxford Universities and obtained a doctorate for his thesis on Edward II and Queen Isabella. He is now headmaster of a school in north-east London and lives with his family in Essex.
His fascination for history comes off the page - Daily ExpressDeliciously suspenseful, gorgeously written and atmospheric - Historical Novels ReviewSupremely evocative, scrupulously researched - Publishers WeeklyAn opulent banquet to satisfy the most murderous appetite - Northern EchoPaul Doherty has a lively sense of history...evocative and lyrical descriptions - New StatesmanTeems with colour, energy and spills - Time OutThe Hugh Corbett series . . . continues its magnificent vein of form. Massively recommended - Classic Mystery blog