Delving into the underworld of secret societies

This month, we take  a look at some of the best book featuring secret societies. 

Posted on July 28, 2017 in Best of

This month, we take  a look at some of the best book featuring secret societies.

1. The Chalk Pit by Elly Griffiths

When boiled human bones are discovered in Norwich’s web of underground tunnels, Dr Ruth Galloway delves into the mysterious network  spreading out below the city to uncover the truth. The network is home to a vast population of the city’s homeless, and rumours of mass killings and cannibalism abound. Then, a local woman goes missing and the police are under attack. Ruth and Nelson must unravel the dark secrets of The Underground and discover just what gruesome secrets lurk at its heart – before it claims another victim.


2. The Critic (The Enzo Files Book 2) by Peter May

We’ve been buzzing with excitement about Cast Iron, the final installment in the Enzo Files which came out this month. Now we’re looping back to the second book in the series, which sees Enzo delving into the cold case of America’s most celebrated wine critic found strung up in a vineyard, dressed in the ceremonial robes of the mysterious Order of the Divine Bottle, pickled in wine. Behind the tranquil façade of French viticulture lurks a back-stabbing community riddled with rivalry – and someone who is ready to stop him even if they have to kill again.

3. The Irregular by H.B. Lyle

London 1909: The British Empire seems invulnerable. But Captain Vernon Kell, head of counter-intelligence at the War Office, knows better. In Russia, revolution; in Germany, an arms race; in London, the streets are alive with foreign terrorists. Kell wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters he needs proof of a threat. The Irregular travels through gangs of urchin investigators led by Sherlock Holmes and into pre-war counter intelligence offices in Kell’s quest to unravel conspiracy.


4. Slow Horses by Mick Herron

The black sheep of MI5 are banished to Slough House in Mick Herron’s Jackson Lamb series: after various crimes of drugs and drunkenness, lechery and failure, politics and betrayal, this band of ex-spy misfits are left pushing paper. But not one of them joined the Intelligence Service to be a ‘slow horse’. The first in Herron’s Gold Dagger-winning series shines a darkly hilarious light on the underside of the UK’s most secretive agency.


5. Dominus by Tom Fox

Dominus is a relentless conspiracy thriller about secret Vatican societies that will leave you every bit as breathless as Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon novels and Simon Toyne’s Sanctus.

6. The Hunt for Atlantis by Andy McDermott

Archaeologist Nina Wilde believes she has found the location of the lost city of Atlantis and now she wants the opportunity to prove her theory. Nina faces a breakneck race against time around the world, pursued at every step by agents of the mysterious and murderous Brotherhood of Selaksphoros.


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