The Angel's Mark

A gripping tale of espionage and murder in Elizabethan London

S. W. Perry

RRP: £8.99

2 May 2019

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781786494948

RRP: £14.99

6 September 2018

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781786494924

RRP: £4.99

6 September 2018

Published by Corvus

ISBN: 9781786494931

Longlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Historical Fiction Dagger, 2019

A Walter Scott Prize Academy Recommended Read 2019

‘Rich, intelligent and dark in equal measure, leaving you wrung out with terror. Historical fiction at its most sumptuous.’ Rory Clements


Heresy. Conspiracy. Murder…

London, 1590: Amidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars, Queen Elizabeth I’s control over her kingdom is wavering.

And a killer is at work, preying on the weak and destitute of London…

Idealistic physician Nicholas Shelby becomes determined to end these terrible murders. Joined in his investigations by Bianca, a beautiful but mysterious tavern keeper, the pair find themselves caught in the middle of a sinister plot.

With the killer still at large, Bianca finds herself in terrible danger. Nicholas’s choice seems impossible – to save Bianca, or save himself…

‘Wonderful! Perry’s Elizabethan London is so skilfully evoked, so real that one can almost smell it.’ Giles Kristian