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Holy Spy - the new John Shakespeare thriller
published February 26, 2015

John Shakespeare 6
The Queen's Man

Out now in paperback

The original John
Shakespeare novel


Winner of the CWA
Historical award



(February 26th, 2015) At last it's out. Holy Spy, the new John Shakespeare novel, has been published in the UK. The seventh in the...

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Praise for the award winning series

‘I could not tear myself away. It is that good’
- Daily Mail

‘Real quality...faster moving than C J Sansom’
- Front Row, BBC Radio 4

‘Beautifully done. Five stars’
- The Telegraph

‘The top rank of historical thriller writers’
- Publishers Weekly

‘Enjoyable, bloody and brutish’
 - Guardian

‘Engrossing’ - Washington Post

‘A world spiced with delicious characters’
- Mail on Sunday

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