Dark Queen Rising By Paul Doherty

Edward, Duke of York, has imprisoned Henry VI and crowned himself King Edward IV. The final battle of the Wars of the Roses has ended. The House of Lancaster has been defeated with 14-year-old Henry Tudor now the only Lancastrian with a claim to the throne. His mother, Margaret of Beaufort, Countess of Richmond is …

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The Dead Don’t Wait by Michael Jecks

Living in London in 1555 was never easy, but former cutpurse and now reluctant assassin Jack Blackjack is having one hell of a bad day. He’s in debt to some very nasty moneylenders, the pretty wench he’s trying to bed turn’s out to be a con artist, and he’s got some serious servant problems. Now …

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A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder by Dianne Freeman

A Lady’s Guide to Gossip and Murder sees the return of Frances Wynn, Countess of Harleigh, in her second exciting adventure set against the background of aristocratic society in Victorian London. Frances is shocked to learn that her friend Mary Archer has been murdered, and her cousin Charles is a suspect. Determined to prove him …

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Black Death by M. J. Trow

In 1592 London, Kit Marlowe receives a plea for help from Robert Greene, an old enemy who believes someone is trying to murder him. When Greene is found dead, and other deaths follow, Marlow must to piece together clues to a mystery with an unexpected ending. This was my first read in the Christopher Marlowe …

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The Spies of Shilling Lane

The Spies of Shilling Lane is a treat for anyone who loves historical fiction. Mrs. Braithwaite, divorced by her husband and drummed out of her village, determines to find her daughter Betty in an adventure through London during the Blitz. The characters of Mrs. Braithwaite and Mr. Norris were so well drawn that I could …

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A Conspiracy of Wolves

A Conspiracy of Wolves, sees the long-awaited return of Owen Archer, spy to the late Archbishop of York, John Thoresby in 14th century York.Still mourning the loss of his patron and unsure of his own future, Owen is called to investigate when Hoban Swann is found dead, apparently killed by wolves. It becomes apparent that …

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