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The Serpent's Mark - The Jackdaw Mysteries (Hardback)S. W. Perry (author)
From the author of The Angel's Mark, a CWA Dagger longlisted novel and a Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019
'S.W. Perry's ingeniously plotted novels have become my favourite historical crime series.' S. G. MacLean, author of The Seeker series
Treason sleeps for no man...
London, 1591. Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy, returns to his old haunts on London's lawless Bankside. But, when spymaster Robert Cecil asks him to investigate the dubious practices of a mysterious doctor from Switzerland, Nicholas is soon embroiled in a conspiracy that threatens not just the life of an innocent young patient, but the overthrow of Queen Elizabeth herself.
With fellow healer and mistress of the Jackdaw tavern, Bianca Merton, again at his side, Nicholas is drawn into a sinister world of zealots, charlatans and dangerous fanatics...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 720 g
Dimensions: 235 x 165 x 37 mm
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“Intriguing historical fiction”
Although this book is the second book in a series written by S.W Perry, it can be read as a stand-alone. I won this book and never read the first book but I still found it easy to understand as the characters were... More
“Enjoyable and easy to read Elizabethan mystery”
The Serpents Mark is a mystery tale set in England in the 1590's, it is a story of conspiracy, religious zealotry, plot & murder.
If you have read the first book in this series called 'The Angel's... More
“A gripping historical crime drama”
What a beautifully made novel, inside and out. The hard cover has a deep purple colour with gold letters on the spine. It feels nice to hold and to read. I dint read the first book of Nicolas Shelby's adventures... More
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