Incendium is the first of two thrillers featuring Dr Christopher Radcliff, an intelligencer for the Earl of Leicester. It is set in London and Paris in 1572 at the time of the massacre of the Huguenots in France. 

“I loved the premise... the setting... the adventures and the politics.”

Of Beauty and Nothingness

“Beautifully evokes the grimy and filthy streets of Elizabethan London and the plot canters along from the very first page... I cannot wait for the next one!”


“I loved it! It was refreshing, engaging and never faltered from the first page to the last.”

A Rambling Reviewer

“beautifully done... with an intriguing range of characters... Christopher Radcliff is clearly destined to appear in future books, and I think he’s likely to gain some loyal fans.”

Historical Novel Society

“a really rich and beautifully written book... one of the best historical novels I’ve read in a long time, and if you’re a fan of Swanston’s other books, you’re going to absolutely love this!”

The Bibliophile Chronicles

“It was muscle tensing, edge of your seat sitting, stay up all night amazing”

Angel Wings and Petticoats