The Angel's Mark: A gripping tale of espionage and murder in Elizabethan London - The Jackdaw Mysteries (Paperback)S. W. Perry (author)
Longlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Historical Fiction Dagger, 2019
A Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019
'Rich, intelligent and dark in equal measure, leaving you wrung out with terror. Historical fiction at its most sumptuous.' Rory Clements
Heresy. Conspiracy. Murder...
London, 1590: Amidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars, Queen Elizabeth I's control over her kingdom is wavering.
And a killer is at work, preying on the weak and destitute of London...
Idealistic physician Nicholas Shelby becomes determined to end these terrible murders. Joined in his investigations by Bianca, a beautiful but mysterious tavern keeper, the pair find themselves caught in the middle of a sinister plot.
With the killer still at large, Bianca finds herself in terrible danger. Nicholas's choice seems impossible - to save Bianca, or save himself...
'Wonderful! Perry's Elizabethan London is so skilfully evoked, so real that one can almost smell it.' Giles Kristian
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 309 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 mm
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I only got halfway through this one before giving up on it. It was very slow and the mystery didn't grab me at all.
However, the writing was very literary and the characters did capture my heart. The feel of... More
“Very disappointing !”
I won a free copy of this book to review and was waiting eagerly for it to arrive ! I only managed to get half way through before giving it up as a bad job . The characters were completely unlikeable , However I am... More
This story really gives you the feel of Elizabethan England. It well combines the main character of physician Nicholas Shelby with real life characters of Robert Cecil the Lord Treasurer’s son and Lord John Lumley... More
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