Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9780007481323 Category:

Execution

S. J. Parris

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 04/02/2021 ISBN: 9780007481323 Category:
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The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling series set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, perfect for fans of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall trilogy and Netflix’s The Crown
‘Gripping’ Sunday Times
‘Fast-paced and entertaining’ Mail on Sunday
A TREASONOUS PLOT
England, 1586. Giordano Bruno, heretic turned spy, passes on vital information to spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham. A band of Catholic Englishmen are plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth and install Mary, Queen of Scots, on the English throne.

A DEADLY TRAP
Walsingham, already aware of the plot, is allowing it to progress. He hopes that Mary will put her support in writing – and condemn herself to a traitor’s death.

A QUEEN IN DANGER
Bruno must go undercover, join the conspirators and stop them. A queen is destined to die; Bruno must make sure it is the right one…

Praise for Execution
‘A brilliantly realised fictionalisation of the Babington plot against Elizabeth 1’ Observer

‘Execution has an atmospheric sense of place. The plot twists and turns’ The Times

‘Immaculate… the depth of period detail, the all-enveloping sense of time and place, and the sheer gory drama’ Metro

‘Sumptuous’ New York Times

‘Parris’s attention to the details of Elizabethan life and her ability to create characters of depth are again on display in a gripping narrative’ The Sunday Times

‘Fast-paced and entertaining’ Mail on Sunday

‘Parris is one of the stars of historical crime fiction and this, her sixth Giordano Bruno novel, is among her best’i

‘Superbly plotted, shimmeringly written, it will have you on the edge of your seat’ Kate Williams, author of The Storms of War

‘An impressive feat’ Marisa Haetzman, also writes as Ambrose Parry

Publisher Review

'A brilliantly realised fictionalisation of the Babington plot against Elizabeth 1...Nimbly braiding history with suspense, this is a classy mystery' Observer 'Execution has an atmospheric sense of place. The plot twists and turns' The Times 'Immaculate... the depth of period detail, the all-enveloping sense of time and place, and the sheer gory drama' Metro 'Sumptuous' New York Times 'Parris's attention to the details of Elizabethan life and her ability to create characters of depth are again on display in a gripping narrative' The Sunday Times 'Fast-paced and entertaining, it's a well-researched and authentically claustrophobic romp through the Elizabethan underworld' Mail on Sunday 'Parris is one of the stars of historical crime fiction and this, her sixth Giordano Bruno novel, is among her best' i 'Superbly plotted, shimmeringly written, it will have you on the edge of your seat' Kate Williams, author of The Storms of War 'An impressive feat. The plot, one of exhilarating complexity, was handled with aplomb' 'Marisa Haetzman, also writes as Ambrose Parry Praise for S. J. Parris: 'A delicious blend of history and thriller' The Times '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' Daily Mail 'Colourful characters, fast-moving plots and a world where one false step in religion or politics can mean a grisly death' Sunday Times 'S. J. Parris is one of my favourite authors - and unquestionably our greatest living writer of historical thrillers' A.J. Finn 'Vivid, sprawling ... Well-crafted, exuberant' Financial Times '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' The Times

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