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The Drowned City (Daniel Pursglove 1) - K. J. Maitland

The Drowned City (Daniel Pursglove 1) - K. J. Maitland
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Title: The Drowned City

Author:  K. J. Maitland

ISBN:  9781472235947

Weight:  990 g

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The Drowned City by K. J. Maitland

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

There are few authors who can bring the past to life so compellingly – it was a genuine treat to follow Pursglove into the devastated streets of Bristol where shadows and menace lurk round almost every corner…  Brilliant writing and more importantly, riveting reading.

Simon Scarrow

A colourful, compelling novel which makes a fine opening to a promised series.

Sunday Times

The intrigues of Jacobean court politics simmer beneath the surface in this gripping and masterful crime novel…  Maitland’s post-flood Bristol is an apocalyptic world, convincingly anchored in its period, while eerily echoing the devastation of more recent natural disasters.  I can’t wait for more!

Katherine Clements, author of The Coffin Path

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Attribute Details
Title The Drowned City
Author
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Series Daniel Pursglove – book 1
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title, the author’s name, and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Book Stats
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Headline Review
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781472235947
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 418
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 40mm
Packed weight 1.067kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Jacket illustration Joe McLaren

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