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Parris, S. J. 1974-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 204 publications in 12 languages and 6,347 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery fiction 
Roles: Author, Composer
Classifications: PR6113.E77, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by S. J Parris
Heresy : a thriller by S. J Parris( Book )

59 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 1,776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic. In S. J. Parris's gripping novel, Bruno's pursuit of this rare knowledge brings him to London, where he is unexpectedly recruited by Queen Elizabeth I and is sent undercover to Oxford University on the pretext of a royal visitation. Officially Bruno is to take part in a debate on the Copernican theory of the universe; unofficially, he is to find out whatever he can about a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen. His mission is dramatically thrown off course by a series of grisly murders and a spirited and beautiful young woman. As Bruno begins to discover a pattern in these killings, he realizes that no one at Oxford is who he seems to be. Bruno must attempt to outwit a killer who appears obsessed with the boundary between truth and heresy. Like The Dante Club and The Alienist, this clever, sophisticated, exceptionally enjoyable novel is written with the unstoppable narrative propulsion and stylistic flair of the very best historical thrillers
Sacrilege : a novel by S. J Parris( Book )

22 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer, 1584. Sir Francis Walsingham, spymaster to Queen Elizabeth, has long suspected an undercurrent of Catholic resistance in the city that was once England's greatest centre of pilgrimage. He calls Giordano Bruno, his maverick secret agent, away from his post at the French Embassy to investigate. But when Bruno arrives in Canterbury, he has no idea of the dark secrets he's about to uncover. He must turn his detective's eye on history--on Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, and on the legend surrounding the disappearance of his body--in order to solve the crime
Prophecy : a thriller by S. J Parris( Book )

27 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When several of the queen's maids of honor are found dead, rumors of black magic abound. Elizabeth calls upon her personal astrologer, John Dee, and Giordano Bruno to solve the crimes. While Dee turns to a mysterious medium claiming knowledge of the murders, Bruno fears that something far more sinister is at work
Heresy by S. J Parris( Recording )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano Bruno was a monk, poet, scientist, and magician on the run from the Roman Inquisition on charges of heresy for his belief that the Earth orbits the sun and that the universe is infinite. This alone could have got him burned at the stake, but he was also a student of occult philosophies and magic. Bruno is sent undercover to Oxford University by Queen Elizabeth I to uncover a Catholic plot to overthrow the queen
Sacrilege : an historical thriller by S. J Parris( Recording )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century England and centered on the highly secretive cult of Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral
Treachery by S. J Parris( Book )

16 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and French and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer, 1585: As English ships are held captive in Spain, fear mounts of an Invincible Armada, built by King Philip II, and intended to invade English shores. Sir Francis Drake prepares to embark on an expedition by royal commission to cross the Atlantic and seize major Spanish ports, diverting Philip's American treasure supplies to Queen Elizabeth. Giordano Bruno, radical philosopher and spy, accompanies his friend Sir Philip Sidney to Plymouth to oversee Drake's departure. Unbeknownst to Bruno, Sidney intends to join the mission - and he wants Bruno to go too. But when a ship captain is brutally murdered, and Drake's life threatened, it becomes clear that someone plans to destroy the expedition before it begins. Bruno and Sidney hunt for the killer, but are they being lured into a trap? And when Drake's young wife and her cousin arrive, Bruno and Sidney find themselves thrown into an unexpected rivalry
Prophecy : [a thriller] by S. J Parris( Recording )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When several of the queen's maids of honor are found dead, rumors of black magic abound. Elizabeth calls upon her personal astrologer, John Dee, and Giordano Bruno to solve the crimes. While Dee turns to a mysterious medium claiming knowledge of the murders, Bruno fears that something far more sinister is at work
Prophecy by S. J Parris( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autumn, 1583. It's the year of the Great Conjunction: an astrological phenomenon believed to herald the death of one age and the dawn of another. England's tentative peace is under threat and prophecies foretell 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 walls - astrological symbols carved into her flesh and clutching a sinister witch's doll - Elizabeth refuses to believe the killer could be someone within her own court. In the meantime, Giordano Bruno, now secretly working for Elizabeth's spymaster Francis Walsingham at the French Embassy, is closely monitoring a Catholic conspiracy funded by King Philip of Spain and a cousin of Mary Stuart. But his position is growing increasingly tenuous; though the ambassador trusts him, his presence has been noted by Lord Henry Howard, a devout Catholic who publicly opposes anyone associated with magic or esoteric knowledge. Bruno has cause to believe there's a connection between the murdered girl and the conspirators at the embassy. But when a second maid of honour is killed in the same way, he realizes that the killer may be watching him too. Determined to prove his worth to Elizabeth, Bruno must play a dangerous game: can he 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?
Conspiracy by S. J Parris( Book )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and The Name of the Rose, the fifth historical thriller featuring Giordano Bruno, heretic, philosopher and spy. Paris, 1585. Giordano Bruno, heretic, philosopher and spy for Elizabeth's minister Sir Francis Walsingham, has come to Paris, a city on the edge of catastrophe. King Henri III is surrounded by enemies: the Duke of Guise's Catholic League; Henri of Navarre's Protestant army; and from within his own court, where his mother Catherine of Medici wields immense influence. Bruno, alone and near destitute, turns to old friend and zealous preacher, Paul Lefevre. But when the priest is murdered, uttering the single word 'Circe' with his dying breath, Bruno is pulled into a dangerous world. The King needs him to prove the killer wasn't acting for the Crown; Guise wants him to clear the Catholic League of involvement; and Walsingham has contacted Bruno, asking him to continue his covert services for Elizabeth I. A second murder brings Paris to boiling point. Is there one killer or two? And in whose interests are these murders committed? If Bruno can't uncover the truth, not only is the future of the de Valois monarchy threatened - but his own life will be forfeit
The secret dead : a novella by S. J Parris( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A short story featuring Giordano Bruno: heretic, philosopher and spy. Even the dead have a story to tell ... Naples, 1566. During a sweltering summer, eighteen-year-old Giordano Bruno takes his final vows at San Domenico Maggiore and is admitted to the Dominican Order - despite doubts over his tendency to ask difficult questions. Assisting in the infirmary, Bruno witnesses an illicit autopsy performed on the body of a young woman. Her corpse reveals a dark secret, and Bruno suspects that hers may not have been an accidental death. His investigation leads him to a powerful figure who wants to keep the truth buried - and Bruno is forced to make a choice between his future in the Order, and justice for an innocent victim and her grieving family
Treachery by S. J Parris( Recording )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer, 1585. As English ships are held captive in Spain, fear mounts of an Invincible Armada, built by King Philip II, and intended to invade English shores. Sir Francis Drake prepares to embark on an expedition by royal commission to cross the Atlantic and seize major Spanish ports, diverting Philip's American treasure supplies to Queen Elizabeth. Giordano Bruno, radical philosopher and spy, accompanies his friend Sir Philip Sidney to Plymouth to oversee Drake's departure. Unbeknownst to Bruno, Sidney intends to join the mission - and he wants Bruno to go too. But when a ship captain is brutally murdered, and Drake's life threatened, it becomes clear that someone plans to destroy the expedition before it begins
Il circolo degli eretici by S. J Parris( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giordano Bruno short story 1 by S. J Parris( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conspiracy by S. J Parris( Recording )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paris, 1585. Giordano Bruno, heretic, philosopher and spy for Elizabeth's minister Sir Francis Walsingham, has come to Paris, a city on the edge of catastrophe. King Henri III is surrounded by enemies: the Duke of Guise's Catholic League; Henri of Navarre's Protestant army; and from within his own court, where his mother Catherine of Medici wields immense influence. Bruno, alone and near destitute, turns to old friend and zealous preacher, Paul Lefevre. But when the priest is murdered, uttering the single word 'Circe' with his dying breath, Bruno is pulled into a dangerous world
Il libro del potere by S. J Parris( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frevel Roman by S. J Parris( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein grausamer Mordfall erschüttert den englischen Königshof ... England, 1583. Königin Elisabeths Herrschaft ist bedroht. Gerüchte gehen um, dass die katholische Maria Stuart, Elisabeths Cousine, auf den Thron gesetzt werden soll. Der Freigeist Giordano Bruno wird nach London geschickt, um Beweise für das Komplott zu finden. Doch dann wird eine der Ehrenjungfrauen der Königin ermordet aufgefunden. In den Händen hält sie einen Rosenkranz, ihr toter Körper ist mit okkulten Symbolen übersät. Ist schwarze Magie im Spiel? Oder hat der Mord etwas mit Elisabeth zu tun? Bruno ermittelt und verstrickt sich immer tiefer in höfische Intrigen und religiöse Verschwörungen ... Das Pseudonym Stephanie Parris verwendet die Journalistin Stephanie Merritt immer dann, wenn sie einen Roman veröffentlicht. Unter ihrem bürgerlichen Namen publizierte sie Literaturkritiken in so angesehenen Zeitungen wie The Times, Daily Telegraph, New Statesman oder Die Welt. Derzeit schreibt sie für den Guardian und den Observer. Mit ihrem Sohn lebt sie in Südengland
Eres' by S. J Parris( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Russian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sapkın by S. J Parris( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Giordano Bruno thriller series books 1-3 by S. J Parris( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conspiracy by S. J Parris( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Heresy : a thriller
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controlled identityMerritt, Stephanie, 1974-

Merritt Stephanie

Merritt, Stephanie 1974-

Parris, S. J. 1974-

Peris, S. Dź 1974-

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