A Plague of Serpents

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Author: K. J. Maitland

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Hardback

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 9781472275554

RRP: $55.00


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K.J. Maitland’s gripping Jacobean historical thriller series comes to a dramatic conclusion…

‘What a wonderful storyteller Maitland is’ THE TIMES

London, 1608. Three years after the Gunpowder Treason, the King’s enemies prepare to strike again.

Daniel Pursglove is tasked by royal command with one final mission: he must infiltrate the Serpents – a secret group of Catholics plotting to kill the King – or risk his own execution. But other conspirators are circling, men who would blackmail Daniel for their own dark ends.

In the Serpents’ den, nothing is quite as it seems. And when Daniel spies a familiar face among their number, the game takes a dangerous turn.

As plague returns to London, tensions reach breaking point. Can Daniel escape the web of treason in which he finds himself ensnared – or has his luck finally run out?

**Pre-order the final novel in K. J. Maitland’s Daniel Pursglove series**


‘Dark and enthralling’ ANDREW TAYLOR

‘Colourful and compelling’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘Full of tension and danger… powerfully atmospheric’ JENNIFER SAINT

‘Goes right to the heart of the Jacobean court’ TRACY BORMAN

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

‘There are few authors who can bring the past to life so compellingly… Brilliant writing and more importantly, riveting reading’ SIMON SCARROW

‘A beautifully crafted thriller… Breathtaking and bone-chilling’ MANDA SCOTT

‘Maitland is a superlative historical novelist’ REBECCA MASCULL

‘Devilishly good’ DAILY MAIL

‘The intrigues of Jacobean court politics simmer beneath the surface in this gripping and masterful crime novel’ KATHERINE CLEMENTS

‘Beautifully written with a dark heart, Maitland knows how to pull you deep into the early Jacobean period’ RHIANNON WARD

Karen Maitland is an historical novelist, lecturer and teacher of Creative Writing, with over twenty books to her name. She grew up in Malta, which inspired her passion for history, and travelled and worked all over the world before settling in the United Kingdom. She has a doctorate in psycholinguistics, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon.

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