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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 be silenced for good... The No. 1 bestseller - perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom - and the fifth historical thriller featuring Giordano Bruno, heretic, philosopher and Tudor spy.
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Conspiracy by S. J. Parris
PARIS, 1585. A KING WITHOUT AN HEIR Giordano Bruno arrives in Paris to find a city on the edge of catastrophe. King Henry III lives in fear of a coup by the fanatical Catholic League and another massacre on the streets.
Praise for S. J. Parris:
'A tight plot combines with subtly realised characters and an omnipresent sense of danger ... My pleasure in the vividly textured backdrop and a cracking story was accompanied by an uneasy shudder
'Colourful characters, fast-moving plots and a world where one false step in religion or politics can mean a grisly death'
'A delicious blend of history and thriller'
'Vivid, sprawling ... Well-crafted, exuberant fare'
'Successful historical thrillers need three elements: a killer plot that weaves seamlessly into the history; an engaging protagonist; and an atmospheric sense of place. Parris nails all three - Conspiracy is a gem'
'This latest addition to the series will no doubt repeat its predecessors' success... The authentically febrile air of suspense that Parris generates, as well as a shoal of red herrings and some impish, what-if plotting. The drawing-room style denouement, conducted as it is in a salon at the Tuileries Palace, is also executed with knowing relish' Observer
'I can thoroughly recommend Conspiracy, which twists and turns like a corkscrew of venomous snakes
About the Author
Publication date26th January 2017
AuthorS. J. Parris
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PublisherHarper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
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