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Heresy 

Heresy (2010)
(The first book in the Giordano Bruno series)
A novel by S J Parris

 

"It has everything - intrigue, mystery, and excellent history."
Kate Mosse


Masterfully blending true events with fiction, this blockbuster historical thriller delivers a page-turning murder mystery set on the sixteenth-century Oxford University campus.

Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic.

In S. J. Parris's gripping novel, Bruno's pursuit of this rare knowledge brings him to London, where he is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation. Officially Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen.

His mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly murders and a spirited and beautiful young woman. As Bruno begins to discover a pattern in these killings, he realizes that no one at Oxford is who he seems to be. Bruno must attempt to outwit a killer who appears obsessed with the boundary between truth and heresy.

Like The Dante Club and The Alienist, this clever, sophisticated, exceptionally enjoyable novel is written with the unstoppable narrative propulsion and stylistic flair of the very best historical thrillers.

Genre: Historical Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : Hardback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 1408487195 / 9781408487198 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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June 2010 : Hardback
Title: Heresy: A Thriller
Author(s): S.J. Parris
ISBN: 1410426564 / 9781410426567 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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March 2010 : Hardback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 0007317662 / 9780007317660 (UK edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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February 2010 : Hardback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 0385531281 / 9780385531283 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Books
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : Paperback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 0007482248 / 9780007482245 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2011 : Paperback
Title: Heresy (Large Print Book)
Author(s): S J Parris
ISBN: 1408487209 / 9781408487204 (UK edition)
Publisher: AUDIOGO
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March 2011 : Paperback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 0007317638 / 9780007317639 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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January 2011 : Paperback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 0007317700 / 9780007317707 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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February 2011 : Paperback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S.J. Parris
ISBN: 0767932528 / 9780767932523 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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2011 : Mass Market Paperback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 0143172484 / 9780143172482 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group (Canada)
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March 2010 : Paperback
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 0007317670 / 9780007317677 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : Audio CD
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: 1471235998 / 9781471235993
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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February 2010 : Audio CD
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S.J. Parris
ISBN: 0307714292 / 9780307714299 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S. J. Parris
ISBN: B003ATPQXY
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2010 : Kindle edition
Title: Heresy
Author(s): S.J. Parris
ISBN: B0036S4BN0
Publisher: Anchor
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