Publication Date: 09/07/2020 ISBN: 9780007481293 Category:

Execution

S. J. Parris

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication Date: 09/07/2020 ISBN: 9780007481293 Category:
Hardback

£14.99

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Description

The No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling series set at the time of Queen Elizabeth I, perfect for fans of C. J. Sansom and The Mirror and the Light by Hilary Mantel

England, 1586.

A TREASONOUS CONSPIRACY
Giordano Bruno, a heretic turned spy, arrives in England with shocking information for spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham. A band of Catholic Englishmen are plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth and spring Mary, Queen of Scots, from prison to take the English throne in her place.

A DEADLY TRAP
Bruno is surprised to find that Walsingham is aware of the plot and 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 MORTAL DANGER
Bruno is tasked with going undercover to join the conspirators. Can he stop them before he is exposed? Either way a queen will 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

'S.J. Parris's Giordano novels are always worth reading. The sixth, Execution, is no exception - a brilliantly realised fictionalisation of the Babington plot against Elizabeth 1' Observer 'Parris takes us to the heart of the Elizabethan court, a world of secrets and lies. Superbly plotted, shimmeringly written, it will have you on the edge of your seat and take you into an underground world of do or die - where a man's life is as nothing and everyone is a gambler in a game of queens' 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 'Pacy, intricate, and thrilling... Full of historical detail and rich with atmosphere' Observer 'I can thoroughly recommend Conspiracy, which twists and turns like a corkscrew of venomous snakes' Stuart MacBride 'Parris's Giordano Bruno series has been a joy' Sunday Telegraph 'Impossible to resist ... Parris creates a convincing sense of the past, woven with so much intrigue that the head fairly spins' Daily Telegraph 'It has everything - intrigue, mystery and excellent history' Kate Mosse

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