The Bastille Spy: Shortlisted for the HWA Gold Crown 2020 - A Revolution Spy series (Paperback)C. S. Quinn (author)
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Shortlisted 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
The year is 1789 and revolution is in the air.
Attica Morgan - a rebellious and resourceful English spy - is laying low after an abortive mission. So when she's offered a pardon in return for solving a gruesome murder in Paris, she jumps at the chance to redeem herself.
Once in the city, it becomes clear that tensions have risen to breaking point and the citizens are on the cusp of revolt. And, as she investigates, Attica uncovers a plot that leads her from the sewers of Paris to the court of Marie Antoinette. She quickly realises that she's in a race to save more lives than her own before the revolution takes its bloody turn...
'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: 448
Weight: 311 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 26 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, author 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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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
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
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
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