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Feb 4, 2007, 1:57am

Why are his books so hard to come by? I am currently reading The Mask of Ra and went on a mission today to both Borders an B&N and couldn't find ANYTHING!!

Feb 4, 2007, 8:52am

I have to admit, I've never been able to find many of his books in stores, so I almost always get them from Amazon - but even then it can take quite a bit. My husband got me An Evil Spirit out of the West for the holiday and it took almost two months to get here. I'm wondering if that is because it came out first in 2003 - but even then it really shouldn't take that long.

I will admit that when I first discovered P.C. Doherty I could only find his hardback editions, so I've continued to seek out those verses the paperbacks. Maybe that's why it takes so long. Many of his books are now out in paperback and readily available on Amazon, but as I've said, not many people carry them in actual stores.

Of additional note here should be that he writes not only as P.C. Doherty but also as C.L. Grace, Michael Clynes, Paul Harding, Anna Apostolous and Ann Dukthas. (I've been told several times that any books under the name Anna Apostolous are not readily available in the U.K.

Feb 4, 2007, 8:02pm

Most of Doherty's books are not published in the US. Check Amazon.UK for what you want. But you have to slog through lots of stuff to find what you want.

He also publishes as Paul Doherty. There are about 3 of his Egyptian mysteries published in the US, then I think they stopped because they didn't sell well. There are 2 more that were published in the UK.

Hatshepsut series

The Mask of Ra US
The Horus Killing US
The Anubis Slayings US
The Slayers of Seth UK
The Assassins of Isis UK

The trilogy that starts with An Evil Spirit out of the West, was never published at all in the US. You can get it and the other 2 on Amazon.com, but they come from the UK which is why it takes so long.

King Tut/Ankhenaton series

An Evil Spirit Out of The West
The Season of the Hyaena
The Year of the Cobra

Besides the Apostolous books, he also did an Alexander series under his own name, but not all of them are available in the US. I think they also stopped publishing them in the UK, or he stopped writing them because the story was never really finished and there hasn't been another one.

Alexander the Great - Paul Doherty

The House of Death
The Godless Man
The Gates of Hell

I think the books listed here that were published in the US are all out of print now. Good luck, you might find them in used shops or on-line.

Feb 4, 2007, 8:15pm

Thanks for your help! I am not sure how I ended up with a copy of The Mask of Ra but now I am NOT going to be happy if I can't get the 2nd one right away!! ;o)

Modificato: Feb 5, 2007, 9:30am

The five books you mention for the Hatshepsut series were all published and made available in the USA (I know, since I acquired them in the USA; except for the last one, which I didn't buy when I could have). I've never heard of the King Tut/Ankhenaton series (which means that I don't know if they were or weren't published in USA). All three of the Alexander the Great books were published and made available in the USA (though I never got around to picking up the third book). All his books might, for all I know, now be out of print in the USA though.

6FallenAngel Primo messaggio
Mar 1, 2007, 9:23am


Actually, here in Germany, it's easy to find the four books (The Mask of Ra is the first of a quadriology)! Furthermore I have found "The FallenAngel", the two books about Alexander The Great and his two novels about Rome and the Christians.
Maybe the the rest is hard to find, because he isn't so famous and popular?
I can't think of another reason ...

Mar 1, 2007, 9:35am

I've looked up at amazon in order to finde the fifth book about Amerotke, but wasn't able to find anything!!!
It's like this book didn't exist in german!

Mar 15, 2007, 2:28am

Apparently there is a new one in the coming out in the Hatshepsut series "The Poisoner of Ptah" not sure whether it has been released as yet but I saw it mentioned in the website of my local mystery and sci fi bookshop.

The Ankenaten series is also very good.


Mar 19, 2007, 10:41pm

FallenAngel, there is probably no way I can say this without seeming snooty, and for that I apologize, but in English four books in a set is generally referred to as a quartet. I'm not even sure quadriology is a word.