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Clements, Rory

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By the plague-ridden spring of 1593, Elizabeth’s Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits – and plots. And then a small cart clatters through the streets of London carrying a deadly load. The explosion that follows is the first in a wave of horrific bombings that will change intelligencer John Shakespeare’s life forever.

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*****Part of the bestselling John Shakespeare series of Tudor spy thrillers from Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award*****

‘[Clements] does for Elizabeth’s reign what CJ Sansom does for Henry VIII’s’ Sunday Times

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Spring 1593. England is a powder keg of rumour and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the ageing Queen’s couriers scheme: Elizabeth’s Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits – and plots.
Into this turmoil a small cart clatters through the streets of London, carrying a deadly load. It is the first in a wave of horrific bombing attacks on the Dutch immigrant community that will change John Shakespeare’s life for ever.

Driven on by cold rage, Shakespeare’s investigations will take him from magnificent royal horseraces to the opulent chambers of Black Luce’s brothel, from the theatrical underworld of Marlowe and Kyd to the pain-wracked torture cells of priest-hunter Richard Topcliffe, and from the elegant offices of master tactician Robert Cecil to the splintering timbers of an explosive encounter at sea.

As Shakespeare delves ever deeper, he uncovers intricate layers of mystery and deception that threaten the heart not only of the realm, but of all that he holds dear.

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Weight 315 g
Dimensions 198 × 130 × 29 mm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

420

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K