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by Susanna Gregory


A Conspiracy of Violence (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner) epub

ISBN: 0316731102

ISBN13: 978-0316731102

Author: Susanna Gregory

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Language: English

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group; 1st Edition edition (January 1, 2006)

Pages: 512 pages

ePUB book: 1859 kb

FB2 book: 1289 kb

Rating: 4.1

Votes: 177

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When spymaster John Thurloe's post-boy, Charles Stewart, is abruptly slain, Chaloner, hoping to impress his former boss, chases the lad's killers through London's raunchiest slums, eventually landing in White Hall, where the king is holding his annual "Touching Ceremony" to heal the sick.

The Thomas Chaloner Series. A Conspiracy of Violence. The marriage of Thomas Chaloner to Hannah Cotton in St Margaret’s Church, Westminster transpired to be an occasion few of their guests would ever forget. The Butcher of Smithfield. It was not because the ceremony took place during one of the fiercest storms in living memory, raining so hard that the roof was unequal to it and began to leak.

A Conspiracy of Violence: Chaloner's First Exploit in Restoration London. New York: May 1, 2006.

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r left the unhappy aide outside and stood next to the body, hands on hips as he looked around. The little room was the home of a man who lived frugally, either from choice or necessity. There was a table, a chair and a bench, while pots and pans, all scrupulously clean, sat on shelves above the fireplace

Title: A Conspiracy of Violence (Exploits of Thomas Chaloner) Author(s): Susanna Gregory ISBN: 0-316-73110-2 . January 2007 : UK Paperback.

January 2007 : UK Paperback. August 2006 : UK Audio Cassette.

The grim days of Cromwell are past. Freed from the structures of the Protectorate, London seethes with new energy, but many of its citizens have lost their livelihoods. One is Thomas Chaloner, a reluctant spy for the feared Secretary of State, John Thurloe. His erstwhile employer recommends Thomas to Lord Clarendon, but in return demands that Thomas keep him informed of any plot against him. But what Thomas discovers is that Thurloe had sent another ex-employee to White Hall—and he is dead, purportedly murdered by footpads near the Thames. Thomas volunteers to investigate his killing, but instead he is dispatched to the Tower to unearth the gold buried by the last Governor. There, he discovers not treasure, but evidence that, whomever is in power, greed and self-interest are uppermost in men's minds. And that his own life has no value to either side.
Since I love Gregory's novels set in 14th century Cambridge and featuring the two fellows of Michael House, I was looking forward to reading another one of her books. However, despite the vivid descriptions of 17th century London and the challenging political setting of the Restoration, I found the pacing slow and almost tedious. Chaloner himself is not very interesting. I didn't even get through the first third of the book. It was a disappointment but I will try it again some time in the future. Gregory does know how to make the settings real through masterful depictions of sights, sounds, even smells.
Conspiracy of Violence was very disappointing. The book was over-written. I get that everyone carried daggers and that life was cheap back in 17th century England but to keep hammering rhetorically on those points at every opportunity impeded the action and made the book incredibly tedious. The characters were not well drawn and were very uninteresting, much less sympathetic. I'm not reading any more in this series.
I am new to this series, which no doubt, added to my confusion as i read this book. Since the major character is also the narrator and lost in the mysteries, I suppose I was just following his wandering attempts to understand the nature of the mysterious treasure (s). The major character, spy
Thomas Chaloner, is a complex character in a politically precarious time. I look forward to the next adventure.
There are three investigations conducted by the protagonist and naturally they all are connected ultimately This book has multiple possible villains who you never meet. It gets quite confusing and ultimately I did not care who did what. Not did I think the historical background was particularly vivid or compelling. Maybe the series gets better.
S.G. always writes a great mystery. I love her style.
Perhaps because I started with a later book in the series I had expected the same sort of quality and it just wasn't quite there. The characters needed more depth esp Chaloner and as for Metje it's hard to credit her as a person esp when she's alternately referred to as Meg - which one is she?????. The not infrequent typos also detract.
I love the historical "murder/mystery" genre that is prevalent in Susanna Gregory's series. I prefer the Matthew Bartholomew series; but since having read them all, I was pleasantly impressed with Thomas Chaloner. It is always a wonder when I have no idea who the real bad guys are until the end.
Having said that, this is the first of this series. Good story, but a little wordy. I liked her main characters, but there were a lot of others that could have been condensed.