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Sacrilege - A Novel

S.J. Parris

A gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century England and centered on the highly secretive cult of Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a prominent magistrate in Canterbury, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name. In the city that was once England's greatest center of pilgrimage, Bruno begins to uncover unsuspected secrets that point to the dead man being part of a larger and more dangerous plot in the making. He must turn his detective's eye on history-on Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, and on the legend surrounding the disappearance of his body-in order to solve the crime. As Bruno's feelings for Sophia grow more intense, so does his fear that another murder is about to take place-perhaps his own. But more than Bruno's life is at stake in this vividly rendered, impeccably researched, and addictively page-turning whodunit-the stability of the kingdom hangs in the balance as Bruno hunts down a brutal murderer in the shadows of England's most ancient cathedral.

A gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century England and centered on the highly secretive cult of Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a prominent magistrate in Canterbury, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name. In the city that was once England's greatest center of pilgrimage, Bruno begins to uncover unsuspected secrets that point to the dead man being part of a larger and more dangerous plot in the making. He must turn his detective's eye on history-on Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, and on the legend surrounding the disappearance of his body-in order to solve the crime. As Bruno's feelings for Sophia grow more intense, so does his fear that another murder is about to take place-perhaps his own. But more than Bruno's life is at stake in this vividly rendered, impeccably researched, and addictively page-turning whodunit-the stability of the kingdom hangs in the balance as Bruno hunts down a brutal murderer in the shadows of England's most ancient cathedral.
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A gripping historical thriller set in sixteenth-century England and centered on the highly secretive cult of Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. London, summer of 1584: Radical philosopher, ex-monk, and spy Giordano Bruno suspects he is being followed by an old enemy. He is shocked to discover that his pursuer is in fact Sophia Underhill, a young woman with whom he was once in love. When Bruno learns that Sophia has been accused of murdering her husband, a prominent magistrate in Canterbury, he agrees to do anything he can to help clear her name. In the city that was once England's greatest center of pilgrimage, Bruno begins to uncover unsuspected secrets that point to the dead man being part of a larger and more dangerous plot in the making. He must turn his detective's eye on history-on Saint Thomas Becket, the twelfth-century archbishop murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, and on the legend surrounding the disappearance of his body-in order to solve the crime. As Bruno's feelings for Sophia grow more intense, so does his fear that another murder is about to take place-perhaps his own. But more than Bruno's life is at stake in this vividly rendered, impeccably researched, and addictively page-turning whodunit-the stability of the kingdom hangs in the balance as Bruno hunts down a brutal murderer in the shadows of England's most ancient cathedral.

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Lee

Length:

13h 55m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:59


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:45


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:56


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:51


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:40


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:28


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:04


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:34


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:58


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:17


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:04


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:07


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:24


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:22


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:01


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:24


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:07


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:00


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:52


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:38


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:59


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:51


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:37


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:11


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

08:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:19


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:06


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:39


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:37


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:22


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:25


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:20


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:41


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:41


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:12


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:27


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:03


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:28


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:45


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:57


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:18


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:56


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:57


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:57


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:47


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:24


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:10


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:51


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:28


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

06:35


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:40


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:16


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:10


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:35


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

07:46


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

07:25


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:15


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:05


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:42


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:44


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:18


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:15


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:57


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

08:03


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:37


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:19


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:59


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:07


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:34


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:35


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:32


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:35


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:36


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

06:58


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:29


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:11


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:58


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:03


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:18


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:27


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

08:02


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

00:24