Spy Master


Jack Briars, twelve-year old foundling, works at the court of King Henry VIII as a scribe. At least that's what most people think. Very few know that he is in fact a spy for Thomas Cromwell, King Henry's Spymaster. And that is a dangerous job.

An exciting, pulsating series that tells the story of Jack Briars who becomes apprentice to King Henry VIII's right hand man, in turn becoming a spy master! Jack's new life is exciting but one mistake could lead him to danger... If you want a fictional glimpse in to what life was really like behind the scenes of the world's most powerful man at the time, you have to read this! The School Run

Traitor's Game Well written, with an authentic background and strong characters, this is an exciting story. I love to encourage children to read historical novels, especially to support their learning at school. They give good background detail and help history come alive - this book would make an excellent class read when studying the Tudors. Parents in Touch

This is a very engaging historical read for primary students - I loved it. Jack is a cheeky and courageous character and the setting is fabulous - Goodreads

Deadly Storm and Fatal Voyage - The pace is swift, the action intense and the ending delights... Highly recommended for 8+.                                    For full review - Historical Novel Society 



First Blood - Spy Master

When Jack Briars becomes an apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master, he is disappointed to be given the boring duties of a clerk. But the king's enemies are everywhere. Soon Jack is facing more adventure and intrigue than he bargained for. If he wants to stay alive and in favour, he will need to learn the arts of stealth, disguise and deception - and fast!

Traitors Game

Jack Briars, apprentice to King Henry VIII's spy master Thomas Cromwell, is enjoying his new life of excitement and adventure. But the king's enemies are becoming ever more resourceful. The seemingly simple mystery of a few missing items soon leads to something much more sinister - and Jack finds himself at the heart of a deadly plot. He and resourceful seamstress, Cat Thimblebee, must crack the code and save the King.

Deadly Storm and Fatal Voyage

Two adventures in one book. Deadly Storm - the King is forced by a storm to seek shelter in a castle. Death stalks the castle - but is it the plague or something more sinister? Jack and Cat must solve the mystery before the King becomes the next target. Fatal Voyage - King Henry is excited about his new ship and can't wait to enjoy the maiden voyage but someone intends a different fate for him. Can Jack and Cat save the day - and the King?

Silent Enemy and the Walk of Death

Silent Enemy - The King is to star in a grand pageant, but someone is out to get him. Working undercover, Jack must dodge a deadly phantom to unmask the enemy. Because whatever happens, the show must go on! The Walk of Death - When Jack discovers a cunning scheme to kill the King, he volunteers to play the role of traitor. But when he is caught red-handed, not even his powerful master can save him. Will his work as a spy finally prove to be deadly?