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S. J. Parris - Author


S.J. Parris is the pseudonym of author and journalist Stephanie Merritt. It was as a student in Cambridge researching a paper on the period that Stephanie first became fascinated by the rich history of Tudor England and Renaissance Europe. Since then, her interest has grown and led her to create this series of historical thrillers featuring Giordano Bruno.

Stephanie has worked as a critic and feature writer for a variety of newspapers and magazines as well as radio and television. She currently writes for the Observer and the Guardian, and lives in Surrey with her son.

If you like S. J. Parris you might also like to read books by C. J. Sansom, Claire Letemendia and Rory Clements.

Featured Books, with extracts, by S. J. Parris

Conspiracy by S. J. Parris
Conspiracy
S. J. Parris
When murder strikes at the heart of the Palace, Bruno finds himself on the trail of a killer who hides a terrible secret. With the royal houses of France and England under threat, he must expose the truth - or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 26/01/2017
Treachery by S. J. Parris
Reader Reviewed Treachery
S. J. Parris
A 2016 World Book Night selection. The fourth in the series featuring Giordano Bruno, mathematician, philosopher, heretic and spy, and solver of murders in Elizabethan England. In previous novels Bruno encountered John Dee, Nostradamus and Walsingham. He’s good friends with...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2014
Treachery by S. J. Parris
Reader Reviewed Treachery
S. J. Parris
The fourth in the series featuring Giordano Bruno, mathematician, philosopher, heretic and spy, and solver of murders in Elizabethan England. In previous novels Bruno encountered John Dee, Nostradamus and Walsingham. He’s good friends with Philip Sidney (historically rumoured to be...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
Sacrilege by S. J. Parris
Sacrilege
S. J. Parris
August 2012 Book of the Month. One of our Great Reads You May Have Missed in 2012. We loved her debut Heresy, with the ex-monk turned secret agent Giordano Bruno and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/08/2012
Sacrilege by S. J. Parris
Sacrilege
S. J. Parris
Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts at the Hay Festival on 5 June 2012. We loved her debut Heresy, with the ex-monk turned secret agent Giordano Bruno and the follow up historical mystery, Sacrilege, is just as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/04/2012
Prophecy by S. J. Parris
Prophecy
S. J. Parris
One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011. A lovely historical thriller, it stands alone, but the first, Heresy, is just as good so check it out too. Mathematician and memory master Bruno has another plot...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2011
Heresy by S. J. Parris
Heresy
S. J. Parris
One of our Debuts of the Year 2011. March 2011 Debut of the Month. A vivid and gripping historical thriller set in Elizabethan England introducing Giordano Bruno, philosopher, scientist and spy...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/03/2011

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