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The Secret Dead by S. J. Parris
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This short story is a prequel to the author's series of four (so far) Tudor murder mysteries featuring the fugitive Dominican priest Giordano Bruno. This features Bruno as a young man starting out in the abbey, but already doubting Catholic orthodoxy, when he gets involved with a murder of a local girl. It's hardly a murder mystery as the culprit is clear from an early point, but it's as well written as her fuller length novels in the series. ( )
  john257hopper | Jun 2, 2015 |
This is a very short short story featuring SJ Parris's 16th century heretical philosopher-detective-spy, Giordano Bruno. It is a prequel to the series, taking place in 1566, when Bruno is a novice of 18. A medical monk with a thirst for knowledge takes Bruno under his wing - and this leads to the illegal dissection of the body of a young woman, whose mysterious and violent death form the basis for subsequent events. ( )
  Jawin | May 21, 2015 |
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I was eighteen years old and had just taken holy orders the summer Fra Gennaro found the girl.
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A short story featuring Giordano Bruno: heretic, philosopher and spy. Even the dead have a story to tell...Naples, 1566. During a sweltering summer, eighteen-year-old Giordano Bruno takes his final vows at San Domenico Maggiore and is admitted to the Dominican Order - despite doubts over his tendency to ask difficult questions. Assisting in the infirmary, Bruno witnesses an illicit autopsy performed on the body of a young woman. Her corpse reveals a dark secret, and Bruno suspects that hers may not have been an accidental death. His investigation leads him to a powerful figure who wants to keep the truth buried - and Bruno is forced to make a choice between his future in the Order, and justice for an innocent victim and her grieving family...… (more)

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