Secret Dead By S.J.Parris

I enjoy reading historical fiction by authors such as as Robert Harris, Conn Iggulden, S.J Parris and C.J.Sansom and Having read and enjoyed the exciting Tudor murder Mysteries “Heresy” and “Prophecy” I would like to read “The Secret Dead” by S.J.Parris. This is A short story featuring Giordano Bruno: heretic, philosopher and spy. It starts in Naples, 1566 During a sweltering summer and features eighteen-year-old Giordano Bruno who is taking his final vows at San Domenico Maggiore after being admitted to the Dominican Order – despite having doubts over his tendency to ask difficult questions.

On one occasion whilst Assisting in the infirmary, Bruno witnesses an illicit autopsy being performed on the body of a young woman. Her corpse reveals a dark secret, and Bruno suspects that it may not have been an accidental death. So he investigates and Sure enough his investigation leads him to a powerful figure who wants to keep the truth buried at all costs, and Bruno find himself forced to make a choice between his future in the Order, and justice for an innocent victim and her grieving family…

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