Heresy : An Elizabethan Thriller

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When fugitive Italian monk Giordano Bruno philosopher, magician, and heretical scientist arrives in London, he s only one step ahead of the Inquisition. An undercover mission for Queen Elizabeth I and her spymaster provides added protection. Officially, Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe at Oxford University; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen. But when his mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly deaths and the charms of a mysterious but beautiful young woman, he realizes that somewhere within Oxford s private chambers lurks a brutal killer. . . "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 435 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 38.1mm | 317.51g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0767932528
  • 9780767932523
  • 552,666

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ADVANCE PRAISE FOR HERESY “HERESY is a must-read for every fan of historical thrillers. S. J. Parris transports the reader back to an extraordinary time in history by mobilizing fascinating details, suspense, and fully drawn characters. Giordano Bruno turns out to be that rare hero, charismatic and nuanced enough to impel an encore, and to leave us asking for more from the gifted Parris.” —Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of "The Poe Shadow" and "The Dante Club""HERESY has everything - intrigue, mystery, excellent history and haunting sense of place.  The beginning of a wonderful new detective series."-- Kate Mosse, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Labyrinth" and "Sepulchre"“The famous scientist Giordano Bruno, erupts with volcanic force from the pages of S. J. Parris's spellbinding debut novel, "Heresy." Blending the philosophical sleuthing skills of Brother Cadfael with&show more

About S J Parris

S. J. Parris is the pen name of Stephanie Merritt, a contributing journalist for various newspapers and magazines, including the Observer and the more

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