Rory Clements ist ein britischer Autor, der überaus beliebte Bücher rund um Shakespeares Bruder als Detektiv und Spion schreibt.
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Spring 1593. England is a powder keg of rumour and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the ageing Queen’s couriers scheme: Elizabeth’s Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits – and plots. Into this turmoil a small cart clatters through the streets of London, carrying a deadly load. It is the first in a wave of horrific bombing attacks on the Dutch immigrant community that will change John Shakespeare’s life for ever.
Band 3 der Reihe. “Beautifully done … alive and tremendously engrossing.” (Daily Telegraph) (205 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 433 Seiten noch günstig?
The Elizabethan navy has a secret weapon: an optical instrument so powerful it gives England unassailable superiority at sea. Spain will stop at nothing to steal it and seize the two men who understand its secrets – its operative William Ivory, known as the ‚Queen’s Eye‘, and its inventor, the maverick magician Dr Dee. With a second Armada threatened, intelligencer John Shakespeare is sent north to escort Dr Dee to safety.
Band 4 der Reihe. “Once again Rory Clements has delivered an excellent fast paced Elizabethan mystery together with Elizabethan theatrical entertainment provided by his brother Will and an Elizabethan romp style of romance with the ‚mysterious woman‘ in the form of Lady Eliska.” (Leserin) (195 Rezensionen / 4,5 Sterne), 497 Seiten noch günstig?
England may have survived the Armada threat of 1588, but when Spanish galleys land troops in Cornwall on a lightning raid seven years later, is it a dry-run for a new invasion? Revenge for the sacking of Spanish shipping and ports? A warning shot to Drake and Hawkins? Or is there, perhaps, a more sinister motive? The Queen is speechless with rage at Spain’s temerity. Sir Robert Cecil demands answers.
Band 5 der Reihe. “Although, as source material, the rich mine of the world of the Tudors has been explored before, Rory Clements has a distinctive voice, and an interesting character in John Shakespeare, who has developed into a more credible, assertive and ruthless individual.” (Leser) (239 Rezensionen / 4,6 Sterne), 449 Seiten noch günstig?
England is a viper’s nest of conspiracy. It is 1582, and the conflict between Protestants and Catholics threatens to tear the country in two. While Queen Elizabeth I holds the reins of power, there are those whose loyalty lies with her imprisoned cousin—Mary, Queen of Scots. On his first major mission for Sir Francis Walsingham, the young John Shakespeare is ordered to untangle a conspiracy to free the Stuart queen from Sheffield Castle.
Band 6 der Reihe. “When I first started reading this and realised it was a prequel I was a bit concerned that the author had run out of ideas. However, the story of John Shakespeare’s early missions with Mr Secretary turned out to be well done and the I quite enjoyed the bit of Shakespeare family history.
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