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HOLY SPY is the seventh full-length book in the John Shakespeare series of Elizabethan thrillers.

'A bawdy, engaging romp of a book.'
The Times

Upcoming DatesRory Clements

September 24, 2015: 
UK paperback publication of Holy Spy
September 24, 2015: 
History In The Court, Goldsboro Books, Cecil Court, London, WC2N 4EZ. 6pm-9pm. Call 0207 497 9230 for details. This is an annual event celebrating historical fiction – a chance for writers and readers to meet.
October 9, 2015: 
Book signing and talk at Kett’s Bookshop, Wymondham, Norfolk. 5.30pm. Admission free.

THE STORY OF HOLY SPY

In London’s smoky taverns, a conspiracy is brewing. A group of wealthy young Catholic dissidents plot to assassinate Elizabeth, free Mary Queen of Scots – and open England to Spanish invasion. But overconfident, brash and careless, the conspirators have been infiltrated by Sir Francis Walsingham’s top intelligencer, John Shakespeare.

Elizabeth  Walsingham

Queen Elizabeth & Sir Francis Walsingham

Shakespeare, however, is torn: the woman he loves stands accused of murder. In a desperate race against time he must battle to save her from the noose while simultanrously spinning a web of deception to ensnare the traitors. The odds seem impossible, until it dawns on him that the investigations are inextricably linked – by corruption very close to the seat of power.

Somehow, Shakespeare must protect Elizabeth and the woman he loves against one of the most dangerous conspiracies that ever faced the realm.

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