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One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014!
“Castle’s characters brim with zest and real feeling.”
— Kirkus starred review.
Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray’s Inn. He recruits his unwanted protégé Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon’s powerful uncle Lord Burghley suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man’s legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve.
Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.
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Francis Bacon must catch a killer to regain the queen’s favor, so he recruits Thomas Clarady to chase witnesses from Whitehall to the London streets. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even Bacon is at a loss — and in danger — until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule. “A laugh-out-loud mystery that will delight fans of the genre.” - Kirkus Reviews
Narrator: Joel Froomkin
Runtime: 10 hrs, 22 mins
“Though the plot keeps the pages turning, the characters, major and minor, and the well-wrought historical details will make readers want to linger in the 16th century.
“A laugh-out-loud mystery that will delight fans of the genre.”
“Murder by Misrule is a delightful debut with characters that leap off the page, especially the brilliant if unwilling detective Francis Bacon and his street smart man Tom Clarady. Elizabeth Tudor rules, but Anna Castle triumphs.
– Karen Harper, NY Times best-selling author of The Queen’s Governess.
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The DetailsPublished: March 25, 2014
Publisher: Anna Castle
ISBN-10: 0991602501 ISBN-13: 978-0991602506 ASIN: B00J9TABYS
Genres & Tropes
Historical Mystery, Elizabethan Mystery
Cover design by Jennifer Quinlan of Historical Editorial [website]
Editing by Jennifer Quinlan of Historical Editorial [website]