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A gripping tale of espionage and murder in Elizabethan London.  

London, 1590. Queen Elizabeth I's control over her kingdom is wavering. Amidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars threatening the country's fragile stability, the body of a small boy is found in the City of London, with strange marks that no one can explain.  

When idealistic physician Nicholas Shelby finds another body displaying the same marks only days later, he becomes convinced that a killer is at work, preying on the weak and destitute of London.  

Determined to find out who is behind these terrible murders, Nicholas is joined in his investigations by Bianca, a mysterious tavern keeper. As more bodies are discovered, the pair find themselves caught in the middle of a sinister plot. With the killer still at large, and Bianca in terrible danger, Nicholas's choice seems impossible - to save Bianca, or save himself.... 

©2018 S. W. Perry (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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This book is marvellous!

This is a beautifully written book that will take you on a vivid journey back in time and will immerse you in story that you will delight in from start to finish.
Elizabethan England is brought to life in a thrilling tale that has a surprise around every corner.
It’s so far removed the Tudor novel genre we have become saturated with of late. It’s a breath of fresh air to history lovers as well as a gripping thriller.
This author is definitely one to watch.
I’m looking forward to Mr Perry’s next book and I’ve read hundreds upon hundreds of historical books for a living. This ranks very highly up there.

You should read this book immediately.
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The Angels Mark

Eyesight in the reasons for murder but, a nice interesting story with no sex (thankfully) Era vividly described creating a friendship and warmth towards the reader.