The Bastille Spy - A Revolution Spy series (Hardback)C. S. Quinn (author)
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Longlisted for the HWA Gold Crown 2020
From the bestselling e-book sensation of The Thief Taker series comes a thrilling and sumptuous novel set during the early days of the French Revolution.
'A rip-roaring adventure.' Tessa Harris, author of the Dr Thomas Silkstone Mysteries
'He was alive when he went in the mortuary.'
1789. The Bastille is marked for destruction. Skirmishes in the city are rife and revolution is in the air. When a gruesomely murdered rebel is found in the prison morgue, a plot is suspected.
English spy, Attica Morgan, is laying low after an abortive mission. So when she's given an assignment inside the Bastille, her instinct is to run. Instead, she's offered a pardon, in return for solving the mystery of the dead revolutionary; and exposing a plot that leads to Marie Antoinette.
But as tensions rise to breaking point in the city, Attica quickly realises she's in a race against time. Soon there could be no Bastille to investigate.
'Incredible! It's the best action adventure novel I've ever read... A fantastic achievement that has blown me away with its ingenuity, scope and breathless pace.' Louise Voss, author of the Detective Lennon series
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 695 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 30 mm
A rip-roaring adventure with an exciting new heroine at its heart. * Tessa Harris, author of the Dr Thomas Silkstone Mysteries *
A sparkling extravaganza of a read - fast-paced, exciting and utterly gripping from explosive start to satisfying ending. Lively, intriguing [and] wonderful... I can't wait for the next one. * Joanna Courtney, author of the Queens of Conquest series *
Delicious, brilliant and totally absorbing. This pacy, atmospheric thriller... is absolutely unputdownable with its sharp, witty writing and spot on period description. * Carol McGrath, auhtor of The Daughters of Hastings series *
The Bastille Spy is incredible! It's the best action adventure novel I've ever read... I can't wait for the next instalment. A fantastic achievement that has blown me away with its ingenuity, scope and breathless pace. * Louise Voss, author of the Detective Lennon Thriller Series *
A galloping ventre a terre from start to finish. Attica Morgan is rebellious, resourceful, and perfectly willing to show that whatever an eighteenth century man can do, she can do better, and with flair. * Sarah Hawkswood, author of the Bradecote and Catchpoll series *
The Bastille Spy is a rollicking read - a cross between Lara Croft and Pirates of the Caribbean, all transported to revolutionary era France. * David Penny, author of the Thomas Berrington series *
This is really captivating, vivid writing. Descriptions that come straight off the pages and permeate deep into your senses, and a truly electrifying pace. Quinn is a brilliant new talent! * Peter James, author of Dead at First Sight, on C.S. Quinn *
Sharp, atmospheric and sumptuous. * Simon Toyne, author of Sanctus, on C.S. Quinn *
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“A great romp!”
My first read by C.S.Quinn but will not be my last! C.S.Quinn has set up a great historical novel. Set in the England and France immediately before the Revolution!
Attica Morgan is a spy, but has a few handicaps.... More
The Bastille Spy....this wasn't a book I would normally read not my sort of thing at all, but it's good to try another type of story so I thought I would give it a try.
I found it was well written in a way... More
I enjoyed ‘The Bastille spy’ I initially liked the front cover though was unsure what to expect and whether I would enjoy the book itself, but I was pleasantly surprised, this book gripped me, and once I started... More
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