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Conspiracy by S.J. Parris

‘Conspiracy’ is the 5th novel by S.J. Parris featuring the 16th century excommunicated philosopher Giordano Bruno. It is 1585 and Bruno has arrived back in Paris after many years in exile in England. He is hoping for more work from … Continue reading

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Prophecy by S.J. Parris

‘Prophecy is the 2nd Bruno Giordano novel by S.J.Parris set in Elizabethan England. Although this novel would work quite well as a standalone novel, Reading the first in the series – ‘Heresy’ adds a lot to Bruno’s character and introduces … Continue reading

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Heresy by S.J. Parris

‘Heresy’ is the first novel in the Bruno Giordano series by S.J. Parris (based on the historical figure). While this novel was not as good as some of the ones I’ve read from later in the series, I wish I … Continue reading

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The Secret Dead by S.J. Parris

‘The Secret Dead’ is a novella and is a prequel to the Giordano Bruno series (currently ‘Heresy’, ‘Prophesy’, ‘Sacrilege’ and ‘Treachery’) by S.J. Parris (a penname for Stephanie Merritt). The book is set in 1566 has Bruno as an 18 … Continue reading

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Treachery by S.J. Parris

‘Treachery’ is the fourth book in the Giordano Bruno series by S.J. Paris (Stephanie Merrit), and once again the brilliant mix of history and fiction has led to a fantastic historical crime novel. Sir Frances Drake, already famous for sailing … Continue reading

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S.J. Parris (Stephanie Merritt) Profile and Books

Stephanie Merritt has written novels under her own name but is probably better known for her novels written using the pen-name S.J. Parris. Merritt was born in Surrey England in 1974. She studied English at Cambridge before going on to … Continue reading

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Sacrilege by S.J. Parris

S.J. Parris is the penname for Stephanie Merrit, a British journalist. Sacrilege is her third book in the series, set in 16th century England, featuring Giordano Bruno, an Italian ex-monk now living in England. The first two novels in the … Continue reading

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