The Resource Heresy : a thriller, S.J. Parris

Heresy : a thriller, S.J. Parris

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Heresy : a thriller
Title
Heresy
Title remainder
a thriller
Statement of responsibility
S.J. Parris
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
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Summary
Condemned for his heretical belief that the Earth orbits the sun, scientist and occult researcher Giordano Bruno runs away from the Holy Roman Inquisition and is unexpectedly recruited by Elizabeth I, who dispatches him to Oxford to investigate a Catholic rebellion and foreign plots to assassinate her.
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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336169
Cataloging source
DLC
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1974-
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Parris, S. J.
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
Series statement
Giordano Bruno novels
Series volume
0001
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  • Bruno, Giordano
  • Christian heretics
  • Philosophers
  • Inquisition
Target audience
adult
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an historical thriller
Label
Heresy : a thriller, S.J. Parris
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780385531283
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2009024712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)368021415
  • ocn368021415
  • OCoLC
Label
Heresy : a thriller, S.J. Parris
Link
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
435 pages
Isbn
9780385531283
Isbn Type
(hdbk.)
Lccn
2009024712
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)368021415
  • ocn368021415
  • OCoLC

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