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The Drowned City: Daniel Pursglove 1

K. J. Maitland

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Historical fiction

Gunpowder and treason changed England forever. But the tides are turning and revenge runs deep in this compelling historical thriller.

'A dark and enthralling historical novel with a powerful narrative. The mysterious Daniel Pursglove has all the qualifications for a memorable series hero' ANDREW TAYLOR

'Spies, thieves, murderers and King James I? Brilliant' CONN IGGULDEN

Gunpowder and treason changed England forever. But the tides are turning and revenge runs deep in this compelling historical thriller for fans of C.J. Sansom, Andrew Taylor's Ashes of London, Kate Mosse and Blood & Sugar.

1606. A year to the day that men were executed for conspiring to blow up Parliament, a towering wave devastates the Bristol Channel. Some proclaim God's vengeance. Others seek to take advantage.

In London, Daniel Pursglove lies in prison waiting to die. But Charles FitzAlan, close adviser to King James I, has a job in mind that will free a man of Daniel's skill from the horrors of Newgate. If he succeeds.

For Bristol is a hotbed of Catholic spies, and where better for the lone conspirator who evaded arrest, one Spero Pettingar, to gather allies than in the chaos of a drowned city? Daniel journeys there to investigate FitzAlan's lead, but soon finds himself at the heart of a dark Jesuit conspiracy - and in pursuit of a killer.

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Praise for The Drowned City: Daniel Pursglove 1

  • Spies, thieves, murderers and King James I? Brilliant. Wonderful, exciting story

  • A brilliant writer, with a real sense of history

  • Combines the storytelling traditions of The Canterbury Tales with the supernatural suspense of Mosse's Sepulchre - Marie Claire on Company of Liars

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