S. W. Perry was a journalist and broadcaster before retraining as an airline pilot. He lives in Worcestershire with his wife.
I knew before I got to the bottom of the first page that The Angel's Mark was the real thing. In an increasingly crowded field, this one is going to stand out. * S G MacLean, author of The Seeker on The Angel's Mark * An impressively dramatic and gripping debut novel. Elegantly written, thoroughly researched, The Angel's Mark draws us into the murky world of Elizabethan London where life is a game of chance, and savage death a close neighbour, quick to pounce on the unsuspecting. I predict that we will be seeing much more of Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy. * Anne O'Brien, author of The Scandalous Duchess on The Angel's Mark * Wonderful! Beautiful writing, and Perry's Elizabethan London is so skilfully evoked, so real that one can almost smell it. * Giles Kristian, author of Lancelot on The Angel's Mark * A gorgeous book - rich, intelligent and dark in equal measure. It immerses you in the late 16th century and leaves you wrung out with terror. This is historical fiction at its most sumptuous... * Rory Clements, author of the the John Shakespeare series on The Angel's Mark * The second in [Perry's] series about the Elizabethan doctorcum-sleuth Nicholas Shelby... is as elegantly written as the first * The Times * The Serpent's Mark is an excellent evocation of Elizabethan England, with espionage, intricate conspiracies, strange medical practises and a gripping story. A rattling good read. * William Ryan, bestselling author of The Constant Soldier * The writing is of such a quality, the characters so engaging and the setting so persuasive that, only two books in, S.W. Perry's ingeniously plotted novels have become my favourite historical crime series. * S G MacLean, author of The Seeker * No-one is better than S. W. Perry at leading us through the squalid streets of London in the sixteenth century. * Andrew Swanston, author of the Thomas Hill Novels * A satisfyingly convoluted plot. * Sunday Times *