Just another GR refugee. Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.
Our plot in this historical mystery, set in 1587, features a murdered noble, a missing baby, some not-unsympathetic Jesuit priests on the run, a truly vile official torturer-in-chief, and a plot to assassinate Sir Francis Drake. Dull moments are rare.
I like that Clements has a good grasp on period details. However, his main detective does have a touch of what I'll call "the only modern man." Some of his attitudes are, well, a bit out of place for 1587, even if we grant that he's progressive.
It's not quite as good as a Shardlake, but an enjoyable read.
I'd read another one in this series quite happily.