SJ Parris Heresy 2010 Pen name of Stephanie Merritt (fabulous writer from Britain; journalist for Guardian and and Observer. She has also written the Dangerous Book for Boys and Bones of the Hills). This novel Heresy is based on the life of scientist Giordani Bruno in Oxford in 1583 and is a FABULOUS historical thriller, entertaining whodunit. Factual details, and vivid, intense characters; - haunting sense of place. One description was Brother Cadfael meets Voldemort - it was enough to make me open the cover!