Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Giveaway - Prophecy - S. J. Parris

Ohhh. here's one for the mystery and history fans in the house! Newly released from author S. J. Parris is Prophecy.

What's it about? From Doubleday Publishing:

"S. J. Parris returns with the next Giordano Bruno mystery, set inside Queen Elizabeth’s palace and steeped in period atmospherics and the strange workings of the occult.

It is the year of the Great Conjunction, when the two most powerful planets, Jupiter and Saturn, align—an astrologi­cal phenomenon that occurs once every thousand years and heralds the death of one age and the dawn of another. The streets of London are abuzz with predictions of horrific events to come, possibly even the death of Queen Elizabeth.

When several of the queen’s maids of honor are found dead, rumors of black magic abound. Elizabeth calls upon her personal astrologer, John Dee, and Giordano Bruno to solve the crimes. While Dee turns to a mysterious medium claiming knowledge of the murders, Bruno fears that some­thing far more sinister is at work. But even as the climate of fear at the palace intensifies, the queen refuses to believe that the killer could be someone within her own court.

Bruno must play a dangerous game: can he allow the plot to progress far enough to give the queen the proof she needs without putting her, England, or his own life in danger?

In this utterly gripping and gorgeously written novel, S. J. Parris has proven herself the new master of the historical thriller."


Read an excerpt of Prophecy. You can find S.J. Parris on Facebook. A Reader's Guide is available as well.

And I have two copies to giveaway to two lucky readers. US only. Ends Sat. July 2nd. Simply comment to be entered. 

46 comments:

Linda said...

This sounds like a gripping mystery. The cover is appealing and I've long been fascinated by John Dee. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Maureen said...

This looks like an fascinating story that I would enjoy.
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Sue Farrell said...

I am a mystery fan--and I enjoy history---this book should be a good match for me.
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debbie said...

I love the combination of mystery and history together. I would love to read this book.
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traveler said...

This novel would be enthralling and unique. thanks for this lovely giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

This historical mystery sounds fascinating. Many thanks. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Vidisha said...

sounds great

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Julie said...

I love historical mysteries, so this book is just perfect for me! Thanks for a great giveaway:)
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Anonymous said...

This sounds very interesting

Judy H said...

I love a good mystery.

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Count me in, please!

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Cheryl F. said...

I would love to read Prophecy :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Wow, this sounds totally beautiful but really intense. Sort of digging the cover, too. Thanks for sharing!

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Axel said...

This book looks interesting. I have a question, though, if I may: Do you know anything about "The Wheel of Time"? Is there going to be another part published? I know he author died and they were going to have somebody else continue the series but I have no news... Thank you

Meredith said...

Would love to read a good thriller! Thanks for the giveaway!

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a real librarian said...

Sounds like a great mystery!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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holdenj said...

Sounds like a great blend of history and mystery. Thanks for info and chance to win!
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Axel said...

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ChristyJan said...

I would love to win a copy of this book!

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Margie said...

This sounds intriguing! Love mysteries. Thanks for the giveaway.
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shanaelyse said...

This looks delicious! Would love to read this!

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clynsg said...

I enjoy the combination of history and mystery in this type of story.

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degood said...

I would love to win a copy of this book.

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Kat Bryan said...

History mystery......now why didn't I think of that! Sounds like a great story.

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maria said...

Sounds great!

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lag123 said...

I love historical fiction. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Becca Ann said...

Looks like a good book!

Heather said...

looks like a great read, thank you for the opportunity

CherylS22 said...

Thanks for the chance to win this book - it looks like a great read.
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Anonymous said...

I would like to read this book!

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April said...

Sounds really good...thanks

Jim said...

sounds like a great book

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Deborah Wellenstein said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

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kathy pease said...

Thank you for the great giveaway please count me in :)
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melinda said...

Sounds really good. Fingers crossed. :)

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Dorothy7 said...

I love mysteries

ZESTYWONDERLAND said...

I love paranormal book & would be thrilled to rea Prophecy By S>J> Parris!
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Timster said...

This sounds like a gripping mystery.

Brent Sims said...

Wow. This sounds like a great book for reading on a dark and stormy night. I want to win!

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susan1215 said...

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Anonymous said...

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ssbick said...

My husband would love this!

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