The Heresy of Dr Dee

The Heresy of Dr Dee

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At the end of the sunless summer of 1560, black rumour shrouds the death of the one woman who stands between Lord Robert Dudley and marriage to the young Queen Elizabeth. Did Dudley's wife, Amy, die from an accidental fall in a deserted house, or was it murder? Even Dr John Dee, astrologer royal, adviser on the Hidden and one of Dudley's oldest friends, is uncertain. Then a rash promise to the Queen sends him to his family's old home on the Welsh Border in pursuit of the Wigmore Shewstone, a crystal credited with supernatural properties. With John Dee goes Robert Dudley, considered the most hated man in England. They travel with a London judge sent to try a sinister Welsh brigand with a legacy dating back to the Battle of Brynglas. After the battle, many of the English bodies were, according to legend, obscenely mutilated. Now, on the same haunted hill, another dead man has been found, similarly slashed. Devious politics, small-town corruption, twisted religion and a brooding superstition leave John Dee isolated in the land of his father. The previous book in the bestselling The John Dee Papers is The Bones of Avalon. THE SECOND INSTALMENT IN THE JOHN DEE PAPERSshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 33.02mm | 294.83g
  • ATLANTIC BOOKS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 0857897705
  • 9780857897701
  • 247,018

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Chills, thrills and satisfies. A fabulous read. Huffington Post A historical thriller with a touch of romance and more than a hint of necromancy... Brilliantly imagined and grippingly executed. The Times We don't praise our home-grown thriller writers enough, it's high time we praised Phil Rickman. Daily Mail No-one writes better than Phil Rickman of the shadow-frontier between the supernatural and the real world. -- Bernard Cornwellshow more

About Phil Rickman

Phil Rickman was born in Lancashire and lives on the Welsh border where he writes and presents the book programme Phil the Shelf on BBC Radio Wales. He is the acclaimed author of Dr Dee, The Bones of Avalon, Midwinter Spirit (now a major ITV series), the Merrily Watkins Mysteries and the John Dee papers. Visit his website at: www.philrickman.co.ukshow more