I liked the twist that here was a heretic investigating heretics and the character has been well-established for further stories. However, there seems..Show More » to be a "template" for this sort of book if you dig under the surface and compare to C J Sansom or earlier Ellis Peters
I love this period of history, first finding it in the faction of Shardlake. I must say that Laurence Kennedy does an absolutely superb job of giving ..Show More »the characters in the book a real presence. Well done.
This is the third book Parris' books with philosopher detective Giordano Bruno. There is a story arc in these books like in the Rebus and Bosch novels..Show More », where characters appear from other books along with some story strands. So whilst its not strictly necessary to read the books in order it does help improve the reader's enjoyment of they have read the previous books.
This book takes Bruno to Canterbury where he helps a friend discover who murdered her husband. Throw in Huguenot immigrants, small town plots, dead saints bones and a catholic threat to protestant England you've got a fast paced, well researched whodunit.!
Kennedys narration is as good as ever with lots of great voices to distinguish the large cat of characters. A very good listen. Treachery next!
Will try to avoid spoilers. Probably the best to date in this series, tighter plotting, more action - and the prospect of Doctor Bruno's tale moving f..Show More »rom England to France, with all of the dangers that will bring.
I'm not sure if it was the writing or the poor performance, but I struggled with this one! I have listened to previous works by this author with no p..Show More »roblem - so, maybe, it was more the performance? I do, however, struggle a bit with Bruno, who seems to walk, almost willingly, into every obvious trap which has been set for him!