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The Angel's Mark
The Angel's Mark

The Angel's Mark

The Jackdaw Mysteries


432 Pages, 6.25 x 9.25

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: September 2020

ISBN 9781786494948

Rights: US & CA

Atlantic Books, Ltd. (Sep 2020)
Atlantic Books

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A fantastic, high class debut murder mystery set in Elizabethan London

London, 1590: Queen Elizabeth I's control over her kingdom is wavering. Amidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars threatening the country's fragile stability, the body of a small boy is found in the City of London, with strange marks that no one can explain. When idealistic physician Nicholas Shelby finds another body displaying the same marks only days later, he becomes convinced that a killer is at work, preying on the weak and destitute of London. Determined to find out who is behind these terrible murders, Nicholas is joined in his investigations by Bianca, a mysterious tavern keeper. As more bodies are discovered, the pair find themselves caught in the middle of a sinister plot. With the killer still at large, and Bianca in terrible danger, Nicholas's choice seems impossible—to save Bianca, or save himself.


"An impressively dramatic and gripping debut novel. Elegantly written, thoroughly researched. . . . I predict that we will be seeing much more of Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy." —Anne O'Brien, author, The Forbidden Queen

"Historical fans will want to dive into this series." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

Author Biography

S. W. Perry was a journalist and broadcaster before retraining as an airline pilot.