The Lost Diary of Samuel Pepys (Hardback)Jack Jewers (author)
A Sunday Times Historical Fiction Book of the Year 2022
It is the summer of 1669 and England is in dire straits. The treasury's coffers are bare and tensions with the powerful Dutch Republic are boiling over. And now, an investigator sent by the King to look into corruption at the Royal Navy has been brutally murdered.
Loathe to leave the pleasures of London, Samuel Pepys is sent dragging his feet to Portsmouth to find the truth about what happened. Aided by his faithful assistant, Will Hewer, he soon exposes the killer. But has he got the right man? The truth may be much more sinister. And if the real plot isn't uncovered in time, England could be thrown into a war that would have devastating consequences ...
Publisher: Moonflower Publishing
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
"Debuts don't come much better than this" - The Sunday Independent. "Pirates of the Caribbean meets Charlie's Angels." - Woman & Home. "An impressive debut" - The Times. "A rip-roaring yarn... Something for everyone" - The Irish Examiner. "A zestful imagining... Book of the month" - The Independent. "This has everything a good crime thriller should have: murder, intrigue, adventures and sinister truths. It should be at the top of your summer reading list." - Culturefly. "A gorgeously-written, intriguing mystery, packed with meticulous period detail and many wonderful turns of phrase - a brilliant jewel of a book." - Emma Haughton, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Dark. "Every bit as lively, witty, and entertaining as the inspiration but with added intrigue and swashbuckling. A proper treat that would no doubt delight Mr Pepys himself." - Cass Green, Sunday Times bestselling author of In a Cottage, In a Wood.
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