A Conspiracy Of Violence: 1 - Adventures of Thomas Chaloner (Paperback)
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A Conspiracy Of Violence: 1 - Adventures of Thomas Chaloner (Paperback)

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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 04/01/2007
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Susanna Gregory, author of the Matthew Bartholomew series of medieval mysteries, has created another compelling fictional detective set in Restoration London.

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The first adventure in the Thomas Chaloner series.

The dour days of Cromwell are over.


Charles II is well established at White Hall Palace, his mistress at hand in rooms over the Holbein bridge, the heads of some of the regicides on public display. London seethes with new energy, freed from the strictures of the Protectorate, but many of its inhabitants have lost their livelihoods. One is Thomas Chaloner, a reluctant spy for the feared Secretary of State, John Thurloe, and now returned from Holland in desperate need of employment. His erstwhile boss, knowing he has many enemies at court, recommends Thomas to Lord Clarendon, but in return demands that Thomas keep him informed of any plot against him. But what Thomas discovers is that Thurloe had sent another ex-employee to White Hall and he is dead, supposedly murdered by footpads near the Thames. Chaloner volunteers to investigate his killing: instead he is dispatched to the Tower to unearth the gold buried by the last Governor. He discovers not treasure, but evidence that greed and self-interest are uppermost in men's minds whoever is in power, and that his life has no value to either side.

'Pungent with historical detail' (Irish Times)

'A richly imagined world of colourful medieval society and irresistible monkish sleuthing' (Good Book Guide)

'Corpses a-plenty, exciting action sequences and a satisfying ending' (Mystery People)

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751537581
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 352 g
Dimensions: 200 x 137 x 32 mm

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“A Conspiracy of Violence”

Fantastic start to an incredibly gripping series.I was recommended this through my local Waterstone's - looking for something similar to Samson's Shardlake series. It's lived up to the recommendation!

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“A Conspiracy of Violence”

I found this to be an interesting book. Period detail was good. At times I became a little lost with all the various plots. Still a good read though. I purchased the second book in the series following this.

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