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The Poyson Garden

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2007

    A reviewer

    This is a fun and fast book to read. I was totally captivated by the idea of Elizabeth I as a detective. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, and look forward to reading the rest of the series. I highly recommend this book to other lovers of historical novels.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2007

    Wonderful!

    The blend of history and mystery is very good! Their are plenty of twists and you can't guess till the end who the murderer is!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2005

    Great mystery!

    The poyson garden is a great, plot twisting mystery. Tons of twists and turns are in this book, making me never want to put it down. The only thing I didn't like about this book was the ending. With all the action in this book, the ending was sudden, and dull. Besides that, it was a great book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2005

    Bess Tudor, Detective

    It's hard to imagine Good Queen Bess engaging in fist fights and sword play while solving high crimes against the State and her person, but ... hey, why not? In her time, Queen Elizabeth did take an interest in high-profile trials and with her life in constant danger, that is not so surprising. Karen Harper brings Elizabeth's England to life in this pleasant page turner.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 26, 2012

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    In this intriguing historical mystery, Harper has taken the futu

    In this intriguing historical mystery, Harper has taken the future Queen Elizabeth and puts her smack dab in the middle of a plot to poison the entire Boleyn clan. During the time of Queen Mary’s reign, Elizabeth has had to deal with always looking over her shoulder. Now with this new threat inching closer, Elizabeth must find out whom is behind it and she is hoping that her sister is not the one pulling the strings. After receiving a letter from her Aunt Mary who she thought was dead; Elizabeth begins her journey under close scrutiny of her guardian, Sir Thomas. Lucky for Elizabeth, her Aunt Mary conveniently had a medicine woman who bears a striking resemblance to Elizabeth and can be used as a decoy.

    I loved the easy flow of the plot line in The Poyson Garden. Harper keeps you guessing till the end on who is behind the evil scheme. Even though this is HEAVY on fiction I loved that Harper retained Elizabeth’s proud and temperamental characteristics and many familiar faces of Elizabeth’s inner circle are included. The friends she gathers during her sleuthing are interesting and an intricate part to the mystery. Fun and witty, this mystery is an easy read for a nice relaxing afternoon.

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  • Posted April 16, 2009

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    Great Start to a New Mystery Series

    This is a fast and easy book to read. I was totally captivated by the idea of Elizabeth I as a detective. In this first book of the series, Elizabeth finds herself the target of a plot to remove all Boleyns from existence. She must find the perpetrator before he or she finds her. Suspicion lies everywhere. I thoroughly enjoyed the characters, and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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