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The Saracen's Mark

The Jackdaw Mysteries, Book 3
Narrated by: Kris Dyer
Series: The Jackdaw Mysteries, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 37 mins
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Publisher's Summary

CWA nominated Elizabethan crime series.

London, 1593. Five years on from the Armada and England is taking its first faltering steps towards a future as a global power. Nicholas Shelby – reluctant spy and maverick physician – and his companion Bianca Merton are settling into a life on Bankside. But in London there is always a plot afoot.... 

Robert Cecil, the Queen’s spymaster, once again recruits Nicholas to embark on a dangerous undercover mission that will take him to the back alleys of Marrakech in search of a missing informer. However, while Nicholas hunts for the truth across the seas, plague returns once more to London, ravaging the streets and threatening those dearest to him. Can Bianca and Nicholas’s budding relationship weather the threats of pestilence and conspiracy? And will Nicholas survive the dangers of his mission in a hostile city to return safely home?

©2020 S.W. Perry (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"S.W. Perry's ingeniously plotted novels have become my favourite historical crime series." (S.G. MacLean)

"No-one is better than S. W. Perry at leading us through the squalid streets of London in the sixteenth century." (Andrew Swanston)

"A gorgeous book - rich, intelligent and dark in equal measure. It immerses you in the late 16th century and leaves you wrung out with terror. This is historical fiction at its most sumptuous." (Rory Clements)

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was entertainment for me before going to sleep. plot was a bit weak, but as I said kept me interested before dropping off.

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  • cyndy foard
  • 30-05-2020

another brilliant book

I did not want this book to end. I felt like I had been transported back in time and was living through the highs, lows and adventures of Nicholas and Bianca. I can't wait for the next book. it cannot possibly end here!! Gripping, sad, funny and educational all rolled into one. brilliant narration.

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  • Charles Palmer
  • 20-08-2020

An Excellent Performance of a Thoroughly Entertaining Book

Not only is this novel a well written and immersive journey through Elizabethan London and North Africa, the performance by narrator Kris Dyer is fantastic. Highly recommended.

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  • TW
  • 12-08-2020

Fabulous

I really hope S W Perry is writing another book in this series ... The Jackdaw Mysteries have been very well written and are rich with characters, adventures and plots. If you pick this book up, I urge you to read the two before this one to get the best reading experience possible ... otherwise you will miss so many important bits ...

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  • J. Funnell
  • 06-05-2020

Good Story

Good historical novel, I found the delivery a little mannered. I also found parts predictable. Still worth listening to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-2020

Some great medicine

There was an awful lot of repetition which spoils it a little for me.mi I did enjoy the herbs and medicine having taught some of it in the past