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S. J. Parris

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22 verk 3,591 medlemmar 227 recensioner 6 favoritmärkta

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Särskiljningsinformation:

(eng) S. J. Parris is the pen name of Stephanie Merritt, a contributing journalist for various newspapers and magazines, including the Observer and the Guardian. [Heresy (2010)]

Serier

Verk av S. J. Parris

Heresy (2011) 1,389 exemplar, 106 recensioner
Prophecy (2011) 657 exemplar, 40 recensioner
Sacrilege (2012) 484 exemplar, 27 recensioner
Treachery (2014) 304 exemplar, 9 recensioner
Conspiracy (2016) 222 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Execution (2020) 132 exemplar, 7 recensioner
While You Sleep (2018) 111 exemplar, 14 recensioner
The Dead of Winter: Three Giordano Bruno Novellas (2020) 75 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Alchemy (2023) 66 exemplar, 5 recensioner
The Secret Dead (2014) 59 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Storm (2022) 15 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Academy of Secrets (2019) 11 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Real (2005) 11 exemplar, 1 recension

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Namn enligt folkbokföringen
Merritt, Stephanie Jane
Andra namn
Parris, S. J.
Födelsedag
1974
Kön
female
Nationalitet
UK
Födelseort
Surrey, England, UK
Bostadsorter
England, UK
Utbildning
University of Cambridge (Queens' College)
Yrken
journalist
critic
novelist
Organisationer
The Observer (deputy literary editor)
Särskiljningsnotis
S. J. Parris is the pen name of Stephanie Merritt, a contributing journalist for various newspapers and magazines, including the Observer and the Guardian. [Heresy (2010)]

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Recensioner

This seventh entry in the author's series of 16th century murder mysteries sees historical Italian religious renegade Giordano Bruno called to investigate the murder of an alchemist in Prague, the capital city of Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II. Rudolf is eccentric and capricious but also a patron of artists and scientists and a protector of the city's Jewish community against the extremely widespread anti Semitism of the time. Various factions want to sow hatred of the city's Jews and/or topple the Emperor, and the machinations of Bruno's old nemeses in the Catholic church are as ever in the background. The real reasons for the murder of the alchemist and the later murder of a Jewish bookseller relate to murkier doings and include what I thought was a ludicrous plot element around the Emperor and a young Jewish woman, Esther. After the resolution of the plot threads, Bruno is left contemplating a job offer of Imperial librarian.… (mer)
 
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john257hopper | 4 andra recensioner | May 6, 2024 |
“A time when the life of a philosopher was as fraught with danger as a soldier’s in battle”. This here is my quick review of Heresy by Mrs. Parris, a historical novel whose protagonist is none other than Giordano Bruno. The novel is set mostly in England - Bruno’s early life as a Dominican friar and escape from Italy to England gets short shrift - at the university of Oxford where he gets involved in a rather intriguing murder mystery. The plot is well thought out, the characters, and events are believable. What’s more, if you aren’t too familiar with the life and times of Giordano Bruno, the novel educates.
Even better, if you like Giordano in the Sherlockian mode, this is just the first in a trilogy. So, there are plenty more detective mysteries to enjoy.
… (mer)
 
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nitrolpost | 105 andra recensioner | Mar 19, 2024 |
nice historical mystery
manages to create sympathy despite the morally questionable undercover activities of the Bruno character.




 
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cspiwak | 105 andra recensioner | Mar 6, 2024 |
Bruno is assigned by Walsingham to infiltrate the Babington plot to assassinate Queen Elizabeth and put Mary Queen of Scots on the throne.

It's been a while since i read the previous one in the main series of these books (2016!) so I struggled a bit with all the back references in the first 1/3 or so of this one. The story had some exciting moments but also some parts where I thought the author was trying too hard to find contemporary resonances - to the point where I was thinking Bruno couldn't have said that.… (mer)
 
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Robertgreaves | 6 andra recensioner | Nov 24, 2023 |

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Statistik

Verk
22
Medlemmar
3,591
Popularitet
#7,056
Betyg
½ 3.7
Recensioner
227
ISBN
176
Språk
8
Favoritmärkt
6

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