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HarperCollins, 2010 - Christian heretics - 460 pages
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England, 1583. A country awash with paranoia and conspiracy - but a safe haven for a radical monk on the run. Giordano Bruno, with his theories of astronomy and extraterrestrial life, has fled the Inquisition for the court of Elizabeth I. Here, he attracts the attention of Francis Walsingham, chief spymaster and sworn enemy of Catholic plotters. Bruno is sent undercover to Oxford, where the university is believed to be a hotbed of French dissent. Bruno quickly finds himself drawn into college intrigues, and distracted by a beautiful young woman. Before long, he is investigating a hideous series of murders, each linked by a letter offering clues. The letters suggest that each victim was guilty of heresy. But is Bruno being aided or misled - or is he himself the next target? Stalking a cunning and determined killer through the shadowy cloisters of Oxford, Bruno realizes that even the wise cannot always tell truth from heresy. But some are prepared to kill for it...

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User Review  - kdf_333 - LibraryThing

so i just skimmed through it. i gotta say the former monk Bruno was not an attractive character. he was so arrogant. plus his philosophy was just to heretical for me and i read about all sorts of ... Read full review

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User Review  - idiotgirl - LibraryThing

Kindle. 16th century as I recall. Some interesting information about underground Catholics. But overall it was not a particularly exciting book. Thriller/ detective. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

S.J. Parris is the pseudonym of Stephanie Merritt. Born in Surrey in 1974, she has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines and is currently Deputy Literary Editor and comedy critic of the Observer.

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