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April 27, 2011

Heresy: an Elizabethan Thriller

Filed under: Books — Administrator @ 12:12 pm

Heresy: an Elizabethan Thriller by S. J. Parris is a mystery novel set in the reign of Elizabeth I. Giordano Bruno, a philosopher and former Catholic monk who has fled the Inquisition, is visiting Oxford University, secretly in the employ of Elizabeth I’s secretary of state Sir Francis Walsingham. Bruno is to spy on scholars who may secretly be Catholics who are plotting treason. Mysterious murders occur, and Bruno becomes involved in the investigation. I enjoyed reading the book, but would characterize it as OK and less than great.

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