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The Heretics

(2012)
(The fifth book in the John Shakespeare series)
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From Rory Clements, winner of the Ellis Peters Historical Fiction Award, comes The Heretics, the fifth in his acclaimed John Shakespeare Elizabethan mystery series. 'Does for Elizabeth's reign what C. J. Sansom does for Henry VIII's' Sunday Times.

England may have survived the Armada threat of 1588, but when Spanish galleys land troops in Cornwall on a lightning raid seven years later, is it a dry-run for a new invasion? Or is there, perhaps, a more sinister motive? The Queen is speechless with rage. But as intelligencer John Shakespeare tries to get a grip on events, one by one his network of spies is horribly murdered.

What has all this to do with Thomasyn Jade, a girl driven to the edge of madness by the foul rituals of exorcism? And what is the link to a group of priests held prisoner in bleak Wisbech Castle?

From the pain-wracked torture rooms of the Inquisition in Seville to the marshy wastes of fenland, from the wild coasts of Cornwall to the sweat and sawdust of the Elizabethan playhouses, and from the condemned cell at Newgate to the devilish fantasies of a fanatic, The Heretics builds to a terrifying climax that threatens the life of the Queen herself.

Genre: Historical Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : UK Hardback

Title: The Heretics
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 1-4448-1945-3 / 978-1-4448-1945-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Heretics (John Shakespeare)
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 1-84854-433-2 / 978-1-84854-433-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heretics: John Shakespeare 5
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 1-84854-436-7 / 978-1-84854-436-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Heretics: John Shakespeare 5
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 1-84854-434-0 / 978-1-84854-434-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

April 2014 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Heretics
Author(s): Rory Clements
ISBN: 0-85735-895-2 / 978-0-85735-895-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Heretics
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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March 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Heretics
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Heretics
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Heretics: A John Shakespeare Mystery
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: Witness Impulse
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February 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Heretics: John Shakespeare 5
Author(s): Rory Clements
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK