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Rory Clements is the bestselling author of the John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers. His six acclaimed novels, Martyr, Revenger, Prince, Traitor, The Heretics and The Queen's Man, follow Elizabeth's Intelligencer, John Shakespeare, brother to the playwright William, through the dark underworld of Tudor England as he unmasks the traitors and conspirators who plot against the Queen. The seventh John Shakespeare novel, Holy Spy, is due to be published in February 2015. Rory Clements won the Crime Writers' Association Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award in 2010 for Revenger, and has been shortlisted for CWA Awards for Martyr, Prince and The Heretics. A TV series is currently in development.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Rory Clements

Corpus by Rory Clements
Reader Reviewed Corpus
Rory Clements
1936 and the huge canvas of Europe in chaos is superbly portrayed by this renowned author of historical fiction. Previously writing about the spy world of the Tudor period we know we are in good hands here. If you have...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/07/2017
Corpus by Rory Clements
Reader Reviewed Corpus
Rory Clements
February 2017 Book of the Month. 1936 and the huge canvas of Europe in chaos is superbly portrayed by this renowned author of historical fiction. Previously writing about the spy world of the Tudor period we...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2017
Holy Spy The New John Shakespeare by Rory Clements
Reader Reviewed Holy Spy The New John Shakespeare
Rory Clements
A galloping good yarn, stuffed full to the brim with double-crossing intrigue, yet intelligently braced against historical fact and figures. The mostly cool, calm and collected spy John Shakespeare is surrounded by a writhing vibrant cast of often unscrupulous or...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/09/2015
Holy Spy by Rory Clements
Reader Reviewed Holy Spy
Rory Clements
A galloping good yarn, stuffed full to the brim with double crossing intrigue, yet intelligently braced against historical fact and figures. The mostly cool, calm and collected spy John Shakespeare is surrounded by a writhing vibrant cast of often unscrupulous...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/02/2015
The Queen's Man by Rory Clements
Reader Reviewed The Queen's Man
Rory Clements
December 2014 Book of the Month. It is 1582 and John Shakespeare, brother of William, spy for Walsingham, is sent with his loyal servant Boltfoot on a mission to his home town,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/11/2014
The Queen's Man by Rory Clements
Reader Reviewed The Queen's Man
Rory Clements
March 2014 Book of the Month and eBook of the Month. It is 1582 and John Shakespeare, brother of William, spy for Walsingham, is sent with his loyal servant Boltfoot on a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2014
The Heretics by Rory Clements
Reader Reviewed The Heretics
Rory Clements
Walsingham spy now in the service of Sir Robert Cecil, John Shakespeare, older brother of William, finds his trusted band of fellow spies are being picked off one by one, oh, and the Spanish are landing in Cornwall and somehow...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/02/2014
Traitor by Rory Clements
Traitor
Rory Clements
From Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, comes Traitor, the fourth in his acclaimed bestselling John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series. 'Does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times The John...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/01/2013
Prince by Rory Clements
Prince
Rory Clements
A compelling murder mystery set within the splendour and intrigue of the Elizabethan age. The John Shakespeare series: 1. Martyr 2. Revenger 3. Prince 4. Traitor 5. The Heretics 6....
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2012
Revenger by Rory Clements
Revenger
Rory Clements
From Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, comes REVENGER, the second in his acclaimed bestselling John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series. 'Does for Elizabeth's reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times The John...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/02/2011
Martyr by Rory Clements
Reader Reviewed Martyr
Rory Clements
Martyr is the first in the acclaimed and bestselling John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series by Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award. Click here to see the new book in the John Shakespeare...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/01/2010

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