About the Book
“Characters that leap off the page.”
— Karen Harper, NY Times best-selling author.
Secret trysts, daring dalliances, and a pair of pedigreed hounds…
… keep Francis Bacon and his team busy while trying to catch a reckless murderer.
It’s Midsummer, 1591, at Richmond Palace, and love is in the air. Gallant courtiers sport with great ladies while Tom and Trumpet bring their long-laid plans to fruition at last. Everybody’s doing it — even Francis Bacon enjoys a private liaison with the secretary to the new French ambassador. But the Queen loathes scandal and will punish anyone rash enough to get caught.
Still, it’s all in a summer day until a man is found dead in the orchard. The youth had few talents beyond a keen nose for gossip. He was doubtless murdered to keep a secret, but what sort? Romantic, or political? They carried different penalties — banishment from court or a traitor’s death. Either way, worth killing to protect.
Bacon wants nothing more than to leave things alone. He has no position and no patron; in fact, he’s being discouraged from investigating. But can he live with himself if another innocent person dies?
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It’s 1591, Midsummer at Richmond Palace, and love is in the air — along with the usual political courtships and covert alliances. Secret trysts, daring dalliances, and a pair of pedigreed hounds keep Francis Bacon and his gallant team busy while trying to catch one devilishly daring murderer.
Narrator: Philip Battley
Runtime: 9 hrs, 47 mins
The DetailsPublished: August 15, 2018
Publisher: Anna Castle
ISBN-10: 1945382171 ISBN-13: 978-1945382178 ASIN: B07FZQTGV5
Genres & Tropes
Historical Mysteries, Elizabethan Mystery
Cover design by Jennifer Quinlan [website]
Editing by Jennifer Quinlan of Historical Editorial [website]