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C.C. Humphreys - Author

About the Author

C.C. Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in Los Angeles and London. A third generation actor and writer on both sides of his family, he is married and lives on Salt Spring Island, Canada.

Books by C.C. Humphreys

Plague and Fire

Plague and Fire

Author: C.C. Humphreys Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2018

Read the full tale of the highwayman Captain Coke, the thief-taker Pitman and the actress Sarah Chalker as they fight the evil Fifth Monarchists - fanatics, killers, fundamentalists - through two of the greatest cataclysms in England's history: The Great Plague and Great Fire of London!It begins with PLAGUEWinner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel from the Canadian Crime Writers Association.1665. On a dark road outside London, a highwayman stumbles upon slaughter...As plague grips the city, can the uneasy alliance of a thief, a thief-taker and an actress catch a serial killer? 'A rich and addictive read, ideal for fans of historical fiction.' Publisher's Weekly'PLAGUE is one of those books where you turn the last page and wish there were more. The very best of history, mystery, romance and sheer fun. (Well, and a few rats...) London itself is as vivid a character as the actors, adventurers and intriguers who people its all-too-few pages.' Diana GabaldonAnd continues through 1666 with FIRE And the Devil has not had his due666is the number of the Beast, this the year foretold when Christ will return. To slay the Devil. To bring the New Jerusalem. A gang of fanatics - the Saints -choose to hasten that prophesied day. They willkidnap, rape, murder. Above all, they will kill a king. For in the renegade Captain Blood they have the perfect assassin.Two men - the highwayman William Coke and the thief-taker Pitman - are recruited to stop them. Both fall victim to the Saint's foul plots. All seems lostYetin the early hours of September 2nd, 1666, something starts that will overtake them all - fanatics, princes, soldiers and fops, actresses and holy murderers. For the year of the Beast is three quarters done and theDevil has not yet had his due. London's a tinder box. Politically, sexually, religiously. Literally. And it is about to burn.'inamongst all the breathless adventure and dangerous acts. Humphreys offers up an absorbing and well-wrought blend of heroism and villainy ina story that is ultimately about the danger of unchecked fanaticism andthe capacity of bravery to overcome. Plus - it's a lot of fun.' - Toronto Star For the Jack Absolute novels:'C.C. Humphreys has created the finest series of historical novels since Patrick O'Brian.'- The Good Book Guide UK

Fire

Fire

Author: C.C. Humphreys Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2018

'Thewindow's lead is melting, its glass is bowing out. Within the plaster walls,horsehairs crisp in filaments of fire. Soon there is nothing left within theroom. Wood. Wool. Flesh. Even metal. Gone. So now, like any living thing, flamehas a choice:Feedor die. Across the threshold, a city sleeps.'WHY SHOULDN'TGOD'S VENGEANCE BE SPECTACULAR?. The Great Plague, that killed 100,000citizens, has passed. Londoners celebrate survival in different ways. Some withpraising God. Many, including the Merry Monarch and his court, with sin. Theydrink. They gamble. They indulge in carnal delights. While others66 is the number of the Beast, this theyear foretold when Christ will return. To slay the Devil. To bring the New Jerusalem.A gang of fanatics - the Saints - chooseto hasten that prophesied day. They will kidnap, rape, murder. Above all, theywill kill a king. For in the renegade Captain Blood they have the perfect assassin.Two men - the highwayman William Coke andthe thief-taker Pitman - are recruited to stop them. Both fall victim to theSaint's foul plots. All seems lost Yet in the early hours of September 2nd,1666, something starts that will overtake them all - fanatics, princes,soldiers and fops, actresses and holy murderers. For the year of the Beast isthree quarters done and the Devil has not yet had his due. London's a tinder box. Politically,sexually, religiously. Literally. It is about to burn. 'The brilliance of Fire is that while the villains and their motivesare known, the rest of the plot is slowly revealed in an engrossingthriller that shifts from a riverside theatre to the cramped confines ofa 17th-century warship and finally to the congested parishes ofLondon.' - Macleans Magazine

Plague

Plague

Author: C.C. Humphreys Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2018

Winner of 'Arthur Ellis': Best Crime Novel, Canadian Crime Writers 2015.London, May 1665.On a dark road outside London, a simple robbery goes horribly wrong - when thegentlemanly highwayman, William Coke, discovers that his intended victims havebeen brutally slaughtered.Suspectedof the murders, Coke is forced into an uneasy alliance with the man who pursueshim - the relentless thief-taker, Pitman. Together they seek the killer - and uncover a conspiracy that reaches from theglittering, debauched court of King Charles to the worst slum in the city, StGiles in the Fields. But there's another murderer moving through the slums, the taverns and palaces,slipping under the doorways of the rich.A mass murderer PLAGUE"e;PLAGUE is oneof those books where you turn the last page and wish there were more.Thevery best of history, mystery, romance and sheer fun."e; - Diana Gabaldon

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