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Published: June 7, 2016
Number of pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Series: An Elizabethan Mystery #5
Synopsis:In the latest Elizabethan mystery by the author of Murder at Whitehall, amateur sleuth Kate Haywood investigates deadly machinations unfolding behind the scenes in the magnificent French court.
1561. Queen Elizabeth’s throne is threatened as Mary Queen of Scots—pushed in every direction by opposing and powerful forces—declares herself the rightful Queen of England. To discover her rival’s next unpredictable move, Elizabeth dispatches a party of trustworthy intimates to Mary’s court at Fontainebleau. Chief among them is Kate Haywood, who finds that the glittering balls and genial banquets conceal a web of poisonous ambition that soon turns deadly.
When a beautiful and disruptively flirtatious member of the visiting party is murdered, Kate suspects that the man who stands accused has been set up to discredit Elizabeth. She vows to find the real killer, but the French court is a labyrinth unlike any she has ever navigated before—and at every turn there are more traps set to spring.
What did I think of this book:
I am not yet finished with this book as I am reading the series in order and it is a new series for me so I am a little behind. This has been a fun an interesting series for me. It is fun to see Elizabeth in another role other than just as a Queen trying to save her country. I also love all the different settings of the books. The titles also seem to draw me to the books. If you have not read this series yet and you are a fan of historical books and would like to give a mystery book a try I urge you to pick up this series. Please watch for my upcoming reviews of the entire series.
About the author:Amanda McCabe wrote her first romance at the age of sixteen--a vast historical epic starring all her friends as the characters, written secretly during algebra class (and her parents wondered why math was not her strongest subject...)
She's never since used algebra, but her books (set in a variety of time periods--Regency, Victorian, Tudor, Renaissance, and 1920s) have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion. She lives in Oklahoma with a menagerie of two cats, a Pug, and a very bossy miniature Poodle, along with far too many books.
When not writing or reading, she loves yoga, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network--even though she doesn't cook. She also writes as Laurel McKee and historical Elizabethan mysteries as Amanda Carmack....
Please visit her at http://ammandamccabe.com
#1 Murder at Hatfield House
#2 Murder at Westminster Abbey
#3 Murder in the Queen's Gardens
#3.5 Murder at the Queen's Masquerede
#4 Murder at Whitehall
#5 Murder at Fountainbleau