Giordano Bruno
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  • 1
    Heresy | S. J. Parris

    Heresy

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    • By S. J. Parris
    • Narrated By Laurence Kennedy
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    Oxford, 1583. Giordano Bruno, a radical thinker fleeing the Inquisition, is sent undercover to Oxford to expose a Catholic conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth. But he has his own secret mission at the University, which must remain hidden at all costs. When a series of hideous murders are committed, Bruno is compelled to investigate. What he finds makes it brutally clear that the Tudor throne itself is at stake....

    Another tudor tale

    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 »

    Reviewed on 15 August 2013 by Wendy (stratford upon avon, warwickshire, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Prophecy | S. J. Parris

    Prophecy

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    The follow-up to the best-selling Heresy sees the return of Giordano Bruno, religious exile and renegade monk...Autumn, 1583. As an astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and Mary Stuart's supporters scheme to usurp Elizabeth, a young maid is murdered, occult symbols carved into her flesh. Giordano Bruno is called on to use his cunning to infiltrate the plotters and find evidence against them. In fear for his life, Bruno discovers that the young woman's murder could point to an even more sinister truth...

    Superb narration

    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 »

    Reviewed on 25 March 2016 by Martie_T ()
  • 3
    Sacrilege | S. J. Parris

    Sacrilege

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    Fear haunts the streets of London after the assassination of a protestant Prince, and the recurrence of the plague. Giordano Bruno suspects someone is following him, but on confronting his stalker, he realizes it is the woman he once loved - she is on the run, accused of murder. Bruno travels to Canterbury to help clear her name, instructed by Sir Francis Walsingham to also search for the assassin in the shadow of England's holiest shrine...

    Canterbury Elizabethan Morse

    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 »

    Reviewed on 27 April 2015 by Farniboy (Wirral, UK)
  • 4
    Treachery | S. J. Parris

    Treachery

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    • By S. J. Parris
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    Summer, 1585: Sir Francis Drake prepares to embark on an expedition by royal commission to cross the Atlantic and seize major Spanish ports, diverting King Philip of Spain's treasure to Queen Elizabeth. When a ship captain is brutally murdered, and Drake's life threatened, it becomes clear that someone plans to destroy the expedition before it begins. Giordano Bruno and Sir Philip Sidney hunt for the killer, but are they being lured into a trap?

    The saga moves on...

    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 »

    Reviewed on 01 January 2015 by Alan Ramsay (Fife, Scotland)
  • 5
    Conspiracy: Giordano Bruno, Book 5 | S. J. Parris

    Conspiracy: Giordano Bruno, Book 5

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    • By S. J. Parris
    • Narrated By Daniel Philpott
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    Paris, 1585: Giordano Bruno has come to Paris, a city on the edge of catastrophe. Alone and near destitute, Bruno turns to old friend and zealous preacher Paul Lefevre. But when the priest is murdered, Bruno is pulled into a dangerous world. If Bruno can't uncover the truth, not only is the future of the de Valois monarchy threatened - but his own life will be the forfeit.

    Disappointing

    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 »

    Reviewed on 02 July 2016 by Gabrielle Harvey-Jones ()