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The Heretics: A John Shakespeare Mystery

Authors: Clements, Rory
Publisher: Witness Impulse
BISAC/Subject: FIC022060, FIC030000, FIC031020
ISBN: 9780062301888, Related ISBNs: 0062301888, 9780062301888
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 50,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

An exorcism … a siege … a stealthy killer … What else could go wrong?

John Shakespeare—intrepid private detective and brother to a rising young playwright in Elizabethan London—is approached by a condemned Jesuit priest with an unusual proposition: the Father is haunted by the memory of Thomasyn Jade, a teenage girl subjected to brutal exorcism rites a decade past. He wants Shakespeare to track her down and offer reparations for her treatment.

As Shakespeare begins his investigation, a plot to assassinate the Queen is underway, and rumors of a papist conspiracy begin swirling from Seville. And when, one by one, Shakespeare’s trusted spies are horribly murdered, all clues seem to be linked to the mysterious Thomasyn Jade …

Heart-pounding and packed with fascinating historical detail, The Heretics is a thriller to rival the best of C. J. Sansom and Alex Grecian.

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