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A Conspiracy of Violence

(2006)
(The first book in the Thomas Chaloner series)
A novel by

 
 
Susanna Gregory--creator of the Chronicles of Matthew Bartholomew--returns with an enthralling new mystery series set in Restoration London. A must for fans of historical whodunits.

The grim days of Cromwell are past. Charles II is well established at White Hall Palace--his mistress at hand in rooms over the Holbein Bridge, and the heads of regicides on public display. Freed from the strictures of the Protectorate, London seethes with new energy, but many of its citizens have lost their livelihoods. One is Thomas Chaloner, a reluctant spy for the feared Secretary of State, John Thurloe, and now returned from Holland in desperate need of work. His erstwhile employer, knowing that he has many enemies at court, recommends Thomas to Lord Clarendon, but in return demands that Thomas keep him informed of any plot against him. But what Thomas discovers is that Thurloe had sent another ex-employee to White Hall--and he is dead, purportedly murdered by footpads near the Thames. Thomas volunteers to investigate his killing; instead he is dispatched to the Tower to unearth the gold buried by the last Governor. There, he discovers not treasure, but evidence that, whomever is in power, greed and self-interest are uppermost in men's minds. And that his own life has no value to either side.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

January 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Conspiracy of Violence (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 0-316-73110-2 / 978-0-316-73110-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Paperback Editions

January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Conspiracy Of Violence: 1: Chaloner's First Exploit in Restoration London (Adventures of Thomas Chaloner)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 0-7515-3758-6 / 978-0-7515-3758-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

August 2006 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: A Conspiracy of Violence
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 1-84559-496-7 / 978-1-84559-496-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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August 2006 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Conspiracy of Violence
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
ISBN: 1-84559-517-3 / 978-1-84559-517-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Conspiracy Of Violence: 1 (Adventures of Thomas Chaloner)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Sphere
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December 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Conspiracy Of Violence: 1 (Thomas Chaloner series)
Author(s): Susanna Gregory
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA