This spring, S.J. Parris’ debut historical thriller Heresy hits the shelves, but in the meantime, Parris will be guest blogging on The Huffington Post. In her first post, S.J. discusses the inspiration for her new novel as well as our ongoing fascination with Tudor England: “Why We Can’t Get Enough of the Tudors.”
Read what S.J. has to say about Henry, Elizabeth, and Bloody Mary and about the real-life intrigue that surrounded the life of Italian heretic and philosopher Giordano Bruno-the central character in Heresy.
In the coming months, look for more from S.J. in The Huffington Post and for Heresy, in stores February 23, 2010.
“Heresy is a must-read for every fan of historical thrillers. S.J. Parris transports the reader back to an extraordinary time in history by mobilizing fascinating details, suspense, and fully-drawn characters. Giordano Bruno turns out to be that rare hero, charismatic and nuanced enough to impel an encore, and to leave us asking for more from the gifted Parris.”
—Matthew Pearl, New York Times bestselling author of The Dante Club and The Poe Shadow
“Heresy has everything—intrigue, mystery, excellent history and haunting sense of place. The beginning of a wonderful new detective series.”
—Kate Mosse, New York Times bestselling author of Labyrinth and Sepulchre