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In the fourth of this series featuring Giordano Bruno and Philip Sidney, Parris creates another complex and twisted case set in the mid-1580s. Drake is about to set off on another voyage to harass the Spanish, but a dangerous manuscript, death threats, a suicide (or is it?) and the legacy of a previous execution conspire to keep him at Portsmouth.
I like this series for its wit, complex plotting and for the characters of Bruno and Sidney who are a step up from the more usual single-dimensional historical investigators. Parris’ dry wit, ventriloquised through Bruno is especially welcome: ‘ “Perhaps not,” Sidney says, still beaming. He seems to have decided that aggressive charm is an effective way to irritate Thomas Drake. It is proving successful so far.’
If you’re looking for switch-off reading which is still gripping, this may be a good choice.