The Royalist is a fabulous historical crime debut by Stephen Deas. This has to be one the best crime books for a long time set in the time of Oliver Cromwell. It's fast moving and action-fuelled laced with irony and mystery. Doodled Books is thrilled that he has signed, lined, dated, doodled and numbered for our collectors.  
So if you are a fan of C J Sansom then this book is for you!
William Falkland is a dead man.
A Royalist dragoon who fought against Parliament, he is currently awaiting execution at Newgate prison. Yet when he is led away from Newgate with a sack over his head, it is not the gallows to which they take him, but to Oliver Cromwell himself.
Cromwell has heard of Falkland's reputation as an investigator and now more than ever he needs a man of conscience. His New Model Army are wintering in Devon but mysterious deaths are sweeping the camp and, in return for his freedom, Falkland is despatched to uncover the truth.
With few friends and a slew of enemies, Falkland soon learns there is a dark demon at work, one who won't go down without a fight. But how can he protect the troops from such a monster and, more importantly, will he be able to protect himself?
Book Description
A stunning new voice in the world of historical crime introduces a new series featuring William Falkland, a Royalist investigator with the protection of Cromwell.
About the Author
S.J. Deas was born in 1968. He once set fire to Wales. Well, one bit of Wales. Twice. When not burning principalities he managed to study theoretical physics at Cambridge, get a job at BAE, marry and have two children. He now lives in Essex.
Product details
  • First Edition First Printing
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Headline (25 Sep 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1472216989
  • ISBN-13: 978-1472216984
  • Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.9 x 23.4 cm


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