Martyr by Rory Clements audiobook

Martyr: An Elizabethan Thriller

By Rory Clements
Read by Simon Vance

Tantor Audio 9780062356321

The John Shakespeare Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200125470

  • ISBN: 9798200125463

  • ISBN: 9798200125487

Runtime: 12.22 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The year is 1587. One of Queen Elizabeth's cousins is found murdered, her flesh marked with profane symbols. A plot to assassinate Sir Francis Drake, England's most famous sea warrior, is discovered. One man is charged with the desperate task of solving both cases: John Shakespeare. Shadowed by his rival, the Queen's chief torturer, Shakespeare travels through an underworld of spies, sorcerers, whores, and theater people—including his younger brother, the struggling playwright Will—to piece together a complex conspiracy, the implications of which are almost too horrific to contemplate. For a zealous and cunning killer is stalking England's streets. And as Shakespeare threatens to reveal the madman's identity, he and the beautiful woman he desires come ever closer to becoming the next martyrs to the cause.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Excellent.... The characters, action and period detail are all solid. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“William Shakespeare’s older brother, John, plays sleuth in Clements’s excellent debut, billed as an Elizabethan thriller…The characters, action, and period detail are all solid.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“[A] well-paced plot and complex story.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Rory Clements brings sixteenth-century London to life in this well-plotted historical mystery…Impressive.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Rory Clements

Author Bio: Rory Clements

Rory Clements has had a long and successful newspaper career, including being the features editor and associate editor of Today, editor of the Daily Mail’s Good Health pages, and editor of the health section at the Evening Standard. He now writes full time in an idyllic corner of Norfolk, England.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 12.22
Audience: Adult
Language: English