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The Angel's Mark

(2018)
(The first book in the Nicholas Shelby series)
A novel by

 
 
A gripping tale of espionage and murder in Elizabethan London.

London, 1590. Queen Elizabeth I's control over her kingdom is wavering. Amidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars threatening the country's fragile stability, the body of a small boy is found in the City of London, with strange marks that no one can explain.

When idealistic physician Nicholas Shelby finds another body displaying the same marks only days later, he becomes convinced that a killer is at work, preying on the weak and destitute of London.

Determined to find out who is behind these terrible murders, Nicholas is joined in his investigations by Bianca, a mysterious tavern keeper. As more bodies are discovered, the pair find themselves caught in the middle of a sinister plot. With the killer still at large, and Bianca in terrible danger, Nicholas's choice seems impossible - to save Bianca, or save himself....

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"The Angel's Mark has the pace of a thriller... S.W. Perry is a welcome addition to the ranks of historical crime novelists." - Simon Brett

"A gorgeous book - rich, intelligent and dark in equal measure. It immerses you in the late 16th century and leaves you wrung out with terror. This is historical fiction at its most sumptuous." - Rory Clements

"Wonderful! Beautiful writing, and Perry's Elizabethan London is so skilfully evoked, so real that one can almost smell it." - Giles Kristian

"I knew before I got to the bottom of the first page that The Angel's Mark was the real thing. In an increasingly crowded field, this one is going to stand out." - S G MacLean

"An impressively dramatic and gripping debut novel. Elegantly written, thoroughly researched, The Angel's Mark draws us into the murky world of Elizabethan London where life is a game of chance, and savage death a close neighbour, quick to pounce on the unsuspecting. I predict that we will be seeing much more of Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy." - Anne O'Brien

"A remarkably assured and classy debut. Perry grabs your attention from the first paragraph and holds it throughout a fascinating journey into high and low life of Tudor London. This could, hopefully, be the start of an addictive series." - L C Tyler


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Used availability for S W Perry's The Angel's Mark

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Angel's Mark: A gripping tale of espionage and murder in Elizabethan London
Author(s): S W Perry
ISBN: 1-78649-492-2 / 978-1-78649-492-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Angel's Mark: A gripping tale of espionage and murder in Elizabethan London
Author(s): S W Perry
ISBN: 1-78649-494-9 / 978-1-78649-494-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Angel's Mark: A gripping tale of espionage and murder in Elizabethan London
Author(s): S W Perry
ISBN: 1-78649-495-7 / 978-1-78649-495-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Angel's Mark
Author(s): S W Perry
ISBN: 1-4894-5692-9 / 978-1-4894-5692-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Angel's Mark
Author(s): S W Perry
ISBN: 1-4894-5693-7 / 978-1-4894-5693-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


September 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Angel's Mark
Author(s): S W Perry
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


September 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Angel's Mark
Author(s): S W Perry
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Angel's Mark
Author(s): S W Perry
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

September 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Angel's Mark: A gripping historical thriller for fans of C. J. Sansom
Author(s): S W Perry
Publisher: Corvus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU