Fyre Mirror

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Elizabethan England comes alive as its young queen struggles to stop a serial killer who uses fire as a weapon in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series…

BURN A GLASS DARKLY...

Smitten with spring fever, Elizabeth Tudor escapes London for fantastical Nonsuch Palace in the sweet Surrey countryside. There she hopes to relax and pose for the official royal portrait for which she is holding a competition. But one of her artists is burned to death,...

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Overview

Elizabethan England comes alive as its young queen struggles to stop a serial killer who uses fire as a weapon in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series…

BURN A GLASS DARKLY...

Smitten with spring fever, Elizabeth Tudor escapes London for fantastical Nonsuch Palace in the sweet Surrey countryside. There she hopes to relax and pose for the official royal portrait for which she is holding a competition. But one of her artists is burned to death, and portraits of the queen are going up in flames. When she hears that her rival, the dangerous Mary, Queen of Scots, has been peering in mirrors and announcing, "I see the next queen of England!" Elizabeth summons her Privy Plot Council. Has the arsonist been sent by foreign foes or is it someone in her own court? Or is the "running boy" apparition really a ghost out to avenge a terrible past tragedy caused by the Tudors? Time is running out, because the enemy who stalks the queen means to destroy not only her portraits and artists, but her very life.

"Harper's facility with historical figures is extraordinary."

Los AngelesTimes

"Karen Harper weaves a thrilling blend of historical detail and intriguing mystery. Her Queen Elizabeth I possesses the fine detective's instinct of Sherlock Holmes."

—Lisa Gardner, author of The Other Daughter

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"A walk side by side with one of history's most dynamic characters."

—Anne Perry, author of Slaves of Obsession

"A truly vibrant protagonist, thoroughly satisfying characterization, attention to detail, and credible plotting mark this as an outstanding historical."—Library Journal

"An appealingly courageous detective..."—Kirkus Reviews

"Fabulous...a thrilling reading experience...fans of the Ursula Blanches series by Fiona Buckley will definitely love this glimpse into a bygone era."—Midwest Book Review

"Certain to please fans of historical mysteries. Harper's careful plotting and keen historical eye render this a true delight to read. Best of all, though, is Harper's characterization of Elizabeth and her detecting acumen...what better way to spend wintry weekends than in catching up on the previous novels in this series, starting with The Poyson Garden."—Mystery Lovers Bookstore

"Harper's facility with historical figures is extraordinary."

Los Angeles Times

"Karen Harper weaves a thrilling blend of historical detail and intriguing mystery. Her Queen Elizabeth I possesses the fine detective's instinct of Sherlock Holmes."

—Lisa Gardner, author of The Other Daughter

Library Journal
Now in her early thirties, Elizabeth I wants to approve an "official" portrait for distribution in the realm. Three portrait contenders accompany Elizabeth and the court to the mythical Nonsuch Palace, where an arsonist's fire consumes an artist's tent and its two occupants. Elizabeth leaps into action, has the corpses and tents examined, prods her "privy plot council" into motion, and confronts further acts of the pyromaniac. A truly vibrant protagonist, thoroughly satisfying characterization, attention to detail, and credible plotting mark this as an outstanding historical. Harper, the author of six other Elizabeth I mysteries, lives in Columbus, OH, and Naples, FL. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
As she asserts absolute control over her image and most parts of English government, Queen Elizabeth I decrees a competition for a royal portrait. Political, yes, competitive, certainly, but it also proves unexpectedly dangerous. Moving her court from London to Nonesuch Palace, her father's whimsical architectural masterpiece in the country-where she can keep a close eye on her elderly companion, Lady Katherine Ashley, who's being cared for by nursemaid Floris Minton-the queen sits for portraits by three painters: Lavinia Teerlinc, Will Kendale, and Henry Heatherly. Much to the artists' displeasure, Elizabeth's protege, young painter Gilbert Sharp, joins the competition upon returning from an Italian apprenticeship. When Kendale's tent in the encampment outside Nonesuch goes up in flames, killing the painter and his boy-toy, Elizabeth commands the skills of scientist John Dee, who notices an unusual burn pattern and a trussed-up exit, clues that point to arson and murder courtesy of an exotic incendiary device. Elizabeth, haunted by memories of a fire in her youth, resumes her unlikely and anachronistic role as detective, worrying as signs point in turn to Gil, to Dee's pretty second wife, and even back to injustices perpetrated by her father, Henry VIII. Elizabeth (The Queene's Christmas, 2003, etc.) makes an appealingly courageous detective if you can swallow Harper's anachronistic portrait of the monarch as action hero.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312996222
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/7/2006
  • Series: Elizabeth I Mysteries Series , #7
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 4.13 (w) x 6.69 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Harper

KAREN HARPER is the author of six previous Elizabeth I mysteries: The Poyson Garden, The Tidal Poole, The Twylight Tower, The Queene's Cure, The Thorne Maze, and The Queene's Christmas. She also writes contemporary suspense novels, including the bestselling The Falls. Karen Harper lives in Columbus, Ohio, and Naples, Florida.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 9, 2007

    Fabulous

    The book has wonderful historical detail mixed with intrigue. Anyone who loves historical mysteries should read this book and the entire series.

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