Her Highness First Murder

Her Highness First Murder

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by Peg Herring
     
 

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From Publishers Weekly
Set in 1546, Herring's captivating debut depicts the future Elizabeth I as a keen and shrewd detective. A killer is stalking London, beheading young women and dressing their bodies in nuns' clothes. When one of the princess's own ladies becomes a victim, the 12-year-old Elizabeth, daughter of the now failing Henry VIII, joins with her friends… See more details below

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From Publishers Weekly
Set in 1546, Herring's captivating debut depicts the future Elizabeth I as a keen and shrewd detective. A killer is stalking London, beheading young women and dressing their bodies in nuns' clothes. When one of the princess's own ladies becomes a victim, the 12-year-old Elizabeth, daughter of the now failing Henry VIII, joins with her friends Simon Maldon, a physician's son, and Hugh Bellows, the captain of the king's Welsh Guard, in the hunt for the murderer, though they're careful to keep Elizabeth's involvement a secret from her father. Filled with colorful and believable characters from all classes of society, the story moves swiftly to its dramatic conclusion. Fans of historical mysteries will look forward eagerly to the next in the series. (Jan.)
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From Booklist
Herring introduces a promising new mystery series featuring an engaging-if unlikely-trio of detectives. When two headless corpses turn up on the streets of London dressed in the outlawed garb of Roman Catholic nuns, it initially doesn't cause much of a stir; after all, both of the unfortunate victims were prostitutes. However, when a nobleman's daughter and then a member of young Princess Elizabeth's royal household are murdered in the same fashion, the crime hits a little too close to home for an aging and debilitated Henry VIII. Fearing that it might be a twisted message aimed directly at him, the king commissions Welsh Guardsman Hugh Bellows to investigate the murders. Taking a keen interest in the case are teenage sleuths Simon Maldon, the crippled son of a former court physician, and young Princess Elizabeth herself. Tension abounds as the three join forces to catch the culprit in this clever historical caper. Despite the glut of Elizabethan-era novels currently on the market, Herring's fresh angle will undoubtedly captivate fans of the genre. --Margaret Flanagan

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ISBN-13:
9781432826567
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
01/20/2010
Sold by:
CENGAGE LEARNING
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
686,897
File size:
1 MB

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