The third instalment of The Jackdaw Mysteries. A tale of conspiracy, murder and espionage in Elizabethan London and dazzling Marrakesh.
From the CWA Historical Dagger Award-nominated author of The Angel's Mark in 2019 and The Serpent's Mark in 2020
England, 1593: Five years on from the Armada and Elizabeth's kingdom seems secure. But there is always a plot afoot...
Robert Cecil, the Queen's spymaster, needs Nicholas Shelby - reluctant spy and maverick physician - to embark on an undercover mission once again. One that he can't refuse, if he wants to keep Bianca Merton safe.
Crossing the seas to Marrakesh in search of a missing informer, Nicholas hunts the dingy back alleys and dazzling palaces for the truth. But his search reveals a deadly conspiracy, one far more difficult to survive than he'd ever imagined.
And back in London the plague has returned, ravaging the streets and threatening everything he holds most dear...
Praise for The Jackdaw Mysteries, a CWA Dagger finalist series
'S. W. Perry is one of the best' - The Times
'No-one is better than S. W. Perry at leading us through the squalid streets of London in the sixteenth century' - Andrew Swanston
'S. W. Perry's ingeniously plotted novels have become my favourite historical crime series' - S. G. MacLean
S. W. Perry was a journalist and broadcaster before retraining as an airline pilot. His debut novel, The Angel's Mark, was listed for the CWA Historical Dagger and was a Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019. He lives in Worcestershire with his wife.
Crime & Mystery
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Crime & mystery