Face Down O'er the Border: A Lady Appleton Mystery

Face Down O'er the Border: A Lady Appleton Mystery

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by Kathy Lynn Emerson
     
 

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When Catherine, Lady Glenelg is accused of murder in Scotland, what else can her old friend and sister-in-law Lady Appleton do but head for the Border? The year is 1577. Mary, the abdicated queen of Scots, is a prisoner in England. Her son and heir James is a boy of just eleven, and the regents keep dying. What does Scotland's political unrest have to do with what… See more details below

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When Catherine, Lady Glenelg is accused of murder in Scotland, what else can her old friend and sister-in-law Lady Appleton do but head for the Border? The year is 1577. Mary, the abdicated queen of Scots, is a prisoner in England. Her son and heir James is a boy of just eleven, and the regents keep dying. What does Scotland's political unrest have to do with what seems a purely domestic crime, the murder of Catherine Glenelg's mother-in-law? More than Susanna Appleton would like. Even if she can find her friend Catherine, who has disappeared in the company of a notorious spy, she knows Catherine won't cross o'er the Border without her children. And rescuing eight-year-old Lord Glenelg is dangerous because his presence has been commanded at the royal palace as the young king's reluctant schoolfellow....

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Publishers Weekly

Emerson's engrossing 16th-century mystery (her 11th, after 2006's Face Down Beside St. Anne's Well) plunges readers into the middle of Scottish domestic drama and political intrigue from the first page. Series heroine Susanna, Lady Appleton, is distressed to learn that her friend Catherine has gone missing. Catherine's mother-in-law, Jean, was found strangled after the two women got into a fight, and though Susanna is sure of her friend's innocence, Catherine could be executed if found guilty of murder. To make matters even more complicated, Catherine was last seen with a woman who once had an affair with Sir Appleton; her daughter has been spirited away by her nurse, Avise; and her son is trapped in Stirling Castle, a reluctant schoolmate of young King James. Vividly realized strong female characters, well-paced plot, seamless dialogue and intriguing historical details add up to a compelling period tale. (Sept.)

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ISBN-13:
9781564747372
Publisher:
SCB Distributors
Publication date:
02/01/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
811,329
File size:
1 MB

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