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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Headline; New Ed edition (7 Aug. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075530344X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0755303441
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 2.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 519,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Paul Doherty was born in Middlesbrough (North-East England) in 1946. After A-levels, he went to Ushaw College in Durham for three years to study for the Catholic priesthood. In 1967, he was admitted to Liverpool University where he gained a First Class Honours Degree in History and won a state scholarship to Exeter College, Oxford. While there he met his wife Carla Lynn Corbitt. He continued his studies but decided that the academic world was not for him and became a secondary school teacher.

Paul worked in Ascot, Newark and Crawley, before being appointed as Headmaster to Trinity Catholic School, Woodford Green, Essex, in September 1981. Trinity is a large comprehensive (1700 on roll) which teaches the full ability range, ages 11-18. The school has been described as one of the leading comprehensives in the U.K. and has been awarded "Outstanding" in four consecutive OFSTED inspections. All seven of Paul and Carla's children have been educated at Trinity.

Paul's other incarnation is as a novelist. He finished his doctorate on the reign of Edward II of England and decided to start writing about the "undergrowth of history", beginning with THE DEATH OF A KING, published in 1985. Since then, Paul has written nearly 100 books and has published a series of outstanding historical mysteries set in the Middle Ages, Classical Greece, Ancient Egypt and elsewhere. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and are available in several formats, including large print, audio books, and more recently e-books.

He has been published under several pseudonyms: C. L. Grace, Paul Harding, Michael Clynes, Ann Dukthas and Anna Apostolou but now writes only under his own name. Paul has also written a number of non-fiction titles, among them: ISABELLA AND THE STRANGE DEATH OF EDWARD II, a scholarly study of The Great Crown Jewels Robbery of 1303, THE SECRET LIFE OF ELIZABETH I, and a study of the mystery surrounding the death of Alexander the Great.
Paul lectures for a number of organisations, particularly on historical mysteries, many of which later feature in his writings. A born speaker and trained lecturer Paul loves to tell stories and "bring history to life."

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The third of the trilogy based upon the memories of Mahu, chief of police in the nefarious world of Ancient Egypt

About the Author

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.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Chippindale TOP 500 REVIEWER on 20 Mar. 2007
Format: Hardcover
Paul Doherty has made a big name for himself as an author by writing medieval mysteries. He is a very prolific author but strangely his books do not suffer from this. They are always very fresh and extremely well researched by an author who knows his subject.

This new venture into books on Ancient Egypt, this being part of a trilogy are also well researched. The man is a headmaster, a medieval historian and now to cap it all an Egyptologist as well. It makes me feel tired just thinking about it.

It is a mark of the author if he can capture the spirit of the time he is writing about and of course make is characters come alive, make them believable, though not necessarily likable. Paul Doherty does all of this with ease. His plots are always excellent, making it almost impossible for the reader to pre-empt the way the book will conclude.

The previous book in the trilogy ended with Mahu being recalled to court because of the increasing instability of the mind of the Pharaoh, Tutankhamun. This book continues the tale. The young pharaoh is still unwell, but there is no one to take his place and the Hittites, sworn enemies, are advancing on Egypt. There is much plotting and counter plotting. Traps for the unwary are being set . . .
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amelrode VINE VOICE on 18 April 2006
Format: Hardcover
This an excellent trilogy, which allows readers to dive into ancient Egypt in one of its most dramatic periods. I believe that the last bookof the trilogy is actually the very best. Form page No. 1 the reader is hooked and only released with the last page. Paul Doherty creates a vivid, colourful and lively picture of the time. His description of the ceremonies is just superb. His characters are really coming to live, one can feel with them. The tension is great and the plot excellent. There is always something surprising, but never in such a way that it does not fit into the plot or the turn is so dramatic that one wonders how on earth did this come from. I already enjoy the two previous books immensely but with the last book Paul Doherty has outshone himself. Absolutely brilliant. One can feel that he knows ancient Egypt not just from fantasy but has studied it. It is a pleasure reading it and I have no hesitation to recommed this book. One can read this book even without having read the previous books. But why should one as one would deny oneself quite a lot of pleasure?

My only regret is that it had to end, but well....But I am sure Paul Doherty will leave his fans not long without a new novel or history book. I can not wait, especially as Paul Doherty gets better and better with each book.
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Format: Paperback
Last in the trilogy of the tragic years of the Pharaohs Akhenaten and his heir Tutankhamun. The chaos in which Egypt was thrown during those years nearly destroyed the fabric of the culture.

Many powerful factions fought for the throne which the teenage Tutankhamun had inherited, and his death at 18, unexpectedly, remains a true mystery.
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