England's tentative peace is under threat and prophecies fortell the death of Queen Elizabeth and, with her, the end of the Protestant religion. When one of the Queen's young maids of honour is found murdered inside the palace, Elizabeth refuses to believe the killer could be someone within her court. Giordano Bruno, secretly working for Elizabeth's spymaster, is closely monitoring a Catholic conspiracy and believes there's a connection between the murdered girl and the conspirators. But when a second maid of honour is killed following their meeting, he realises that the killer is watching him too. Can Bruno allow the plot to progress far enough to hand the Queen the proof of conspiracy she needs, without putting her, England or his own life in danger?
S. J. Parrisis the pseudonym of Stephanie Merritt. Stephanie began reviewing books for national newspapers while she was reading English literature at Queens' College, Cambridge. She has worked as a critic and feature writer for a variety of newspapers and magazines as well as radio and television. She currently writes for the Observer in the UK. Prophecy is the second novel in her Giordano Bruno series.
Harper Collins Australia
Author: S. J. Parris