*The Sunday Times TOP TEN BESTSELLER*. For fans of C J Sansom and S J Parris, HOLY SPY features the Queens Intelligencer John Shakespeare in the latest of Rory Clements acclaimed and bestselling series of Tudor spy thrillers.
Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, does for Elizabeths reign what C.J.
Sansom does for Henry VIIIs Sunday TimesIn Londons smoky taverns, a conspiracy is brewing: a group of wealthy young Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, free Mary Queen of Scots - and open England to Spanish invasion.
But the conspirators have been infiltrated by Sir Francis Walsinghams top intelligencer, John Shakespeare.Shakespeare, however, is torn: the woman he loves stands accused of murder. In a desperate race against time he must save her from the noose and the realm from treachery.
And then it dawns that both investigations are inextricably linked - by corruption very close to the seat of power . . .
Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (26 Feb. 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1848548494 ISBN-13: 978-1848548497