Paris, 1585. A King without an heir. Heretic-turned-spy Giordano Bruno arrives in Paris to find a city on the edge of catastrophe. Henry III lives in fear of a coup by the fanatical Catholic League and another massacre on the streets.
A deadly conspiracy in play. When murder strikes at the heart of the Palace, Bruno finds himself on the trail of a killer who hides a terrible secret. With the royal houses of France and England under threat, he must expose the truth - or be silence for good...
'A tight plot combines with subtly realised characters and an omnipresent sense of danger... a cracking story' - Daily Mail
'A killer plot; an engaging protagonist; and an atmospheric sense of place... Conspiracy is a gem' - The Times
'Vivid... well-crafter, exuberant fare' - Financial Times
AUTHOR: No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller S. J. Parris is the pseudonym of the author and journalist Stephanie Merritt. It was as a student at Cambridge researching a paper on the period that Stephanie first became fascinated by the rich history of Tudor England and Renaissance Europe. Since then, her interest has grown and led her to create this series of historical thrillers featuring Giordano Bruno.Stephanie has worked as a critic and feature writer for a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as radio and television. She currently writes for the Observer and the Guardian, and lives in Surrey with her son.