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The Dead of Winter

Three Giordano Bruno Novellas
(The prequel to the Giordano Bruno series)
A collection of stories by


Three gripping tales from No.1 Sunday Times bestseller S. J. Parris.

The Secret Dead
Summer 1556. A girl’s body is found in a Neapolitan monastery. Novice monk Giordano Bruno is determined to uncover what happened, but his investigation could deliver him into the hands of the Inquisition.

The Academy of Secrets
Autumn 1568. An invitation arrives for Giordano Bruno from a secret society of philosophers. Bruno is delighted, but keeping their heretical secrets soon becomes a matter of life or death.

A Christmas Requiem
Winter 1569. Giordano Bruno is summoned by the Pope, who is intrigued by his talent for memory games. But Rome is a den of iniquity, and Bruno will be lucky to escape the Eternal City alive.

*Please note these three novellas are also published as individual stories in ebook.*

‘S. J. Parris gives us a glimpse into the younger years of Giordano Bruno, her 16th-century heretic and spy, in this collection of three beguiling novellas’ Observer

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S. J. Parris's book 'Alchemy' was a Sunday Times bestseller w/c 2023-07-24.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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"If Hilary Mantel, John Le Carre and Michael Connelly were to join forces, they might gift us with a novel addictive as any of Parris's books featuring monk-turned-spy Giordano Bruno." - A J Finn

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