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Rory Clements

Rory Clements RORY CLEMENTS is the author of two award-winning thriller series: The 1930s/40s novels featuring Cambridge professor Tom Wilde and the John Shakespeare books set in Elizabethan England

In the Tom Wilde series, the second book, Nucleus, won the CWA Historical Dagger 2018. The first in the series, Corpus, was published in 2017. Nemesis was published in January 2019 and his next book, Hitler’s Secret, is scheduled for publication in January 2020.

In the John Shakespeare series, his second book Revenger won the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Award 2010. His first book, Martyr, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger. Prince, was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Award 2011. Traitor was published in 2012. The Heretics was published in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Ellis Peters Award. The sixth novel, published in 2014, was The Queen’s Man. The seventh, Holy Spy, published in 2015, reached the Top 10 in the Sunday Times bestseller list. He has also written a John Shakespeare ebook novella, The Man In The Snow.

After a career in national newspapers Clements now writes full-time in Norfolk, England. He is available for literary events and is always happy to talk about life in the 1930/40s and the late 16th century. He is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association, the Historical Writers’ Association, the Society of Authors, the International Thriller Writers and English PEN. His books have been sold to 12 countries.

For more information visit www.roryclements.com

Tom Wilde Book 3:NEMESIS

Rory Clements - Nucleus August 1939: In a great English house, a young woman offers herself to one of the most influential figures in the land - but this is no ordinary seduction. She is planning his death. On holiday in France, Professor Tom Wilde discovers his student Marcus Marfield, who disappeared two years earlier to fight in Spain, imprisoned in a camp near the Pyrenees. Wilde secures his release just as German tanks invade Poland. Meanwhile, a U-boat sinks the liner Athenia and many - including Americans - are drowned. The Nazis claim Britain blew up the ship to blame Germany and lure America in to the war. As the strands of an international conspiracy unwind, Tom Wilde finds himself in grave danger. For just who is Marcus Marfield and where does his loyalty lie?

Tom Wilde Book 2: NUCLEUS

June 1939. England is partying like there’s no tomorrow … but the good times won’t last. The Nazis have invaded Czechoslovakia. In Germany, Jewish persecution is widespread. And in Britain, the IRA has launched a bombing campaign. Most worrying of all, scientists have now made an atomic bomb possible - and German High Command knows Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory is at the forefront of the race, which means the Nazis must discover its secrets before it’s safe to wage war. When one of the Cavendish’s finest brains is murdered, Professor Tom Wilde is drawn into the investigation. In a conspiracy that stretches from Cambridge to Berlin and from Washington to Ireland, it seems as if the fate of the world rests on the discovery of a kidnapped child. Can Wilde find the truth before it’s too late?

Tom Wilde Book 1: CORPUS

1936. Europe is in turmoil. The Nazis have marched into the Rhineland, Stalin has unleashed his Great Terror on the Soviet Union, and Spain has erupted in civil war. In Berlin, a young Englishwoman evades the Gestapo to deliver vital papers to a Jewish scientist. Within weeks, she is found dead in her Cambridge bedroom, a silver syringe clutched in her fingers. In a London club, three senior members of the establishment light the touchpaper on a conspiracy that will threaten the lives of royalty and government ministers. When a renowned member of the county set and his wife are found horribly murdered, a maverick Cambridge history professor finds himself drawn into a world of espionage which, until now, he has only read about in books.

But the deeper Tom Wilde delves, the more he wonders whether the murders are linked to the death of the girl with the silver syringe - and, just as worryingly, with the scandal surrounding King Edward VIII and his mistress Wallis Simpson.

Professor Wilde’s specialist subject is the Elizabethan secret service. With the spires of academia drenched in blood, he must use all the skills he has learnt in his dusty tomes to save the woman he loves and prevent a massacre.

John Shakespeare Book 7: HOLY SPY

1586. In London’s smoky taverns a conspiracy is brewing, and John Shakespeare must infiltrate the plotters. However, equally pressing is the murder charge against the woman he loves. As he battles unseen forces he begins to realise that his investigations are inextricably linked - by corruption at the very seat of power.1586. In London’s smoky taverns a conspiracy is brewing, and John Shakespeare must infiltrate the plotters. However, equally pressing is the murder charge against the woman he loves. As he battles unseen forces he begins to realise that his investigations are inextricably linked - by corruption at the very seat of power.


Bibliography

CORPUS, NUCLEUS, NEMESIS and the forthcoming HITLER’S SECRET are all published by Bonnier Zaffre.

MARTYR (John Murray, 2009), US edition (2009) published by Bantam. Published in the Netherlands as MARTELAAR by Karakter, in Germany as SEELENFÄNGER by Bastei-Lubbe and in Italy as LA RELIQUIA E LA CROCE by Piemme; REVENGER (John Murray, 2010), published by Bantam in US in 2011 and in Italy as IL PERSECUTORE by Piemme; PRINCE published by John Murray, 2011; TRAITOR published by John Murray, 2012; THE HERETICS, published by John Murray, 2013; THE QUEEN’S MAN, published by Hodder & Stoughton, 2014; HOLY SPY, published by Hodder & Stoughton, 2015. Other foreign editions in Hungary, Turkey, Poland, Russia, Norway, Portugal and Czech Republic. Ebooks published in US by HarperCollins/Witness.

THE MAN IN THE SNOW, a John Shakespeare novella, published as an ebook by John Murray, 2012, also included in the Hodder & Stoughton paperback edition of THE QUEEN’S MAN, 2014.