A Question of Guilt: A Novel of Mary Stuart and the Death of Henry Darnley

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A rich, compelling novel that asks the question: Was Mary Stuart guilty of murder?

It is three days after the execution of Mary Stuart and the streets of London are buzzing with the news. But not everyone is convinced that the scandalized Queen of Scots was guilty of plotting against her cousin, Elizabeth I-or that she was involved in the murder of her husband, Henry Darnley.

Scottish-born Lady Janet de Ros, wife of a wealthy English merchant, ...

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Overview

A rich, compelling novel that asks the question: Was Mary Stuart guilty of murder?

It is three days after the execution of Mary Stuart and the streets of London are buzzing with the news. But not everyone is convinced that the scandalized Queen of Scots was guilty of plotting against her cousin, Elizabeth I-or that she was involved in the murder of her husband, Henry Darnley.

Scottish-born Lady Janet de Ros, wife of a wealthy English merchant, thinks the ravishingly beautiful Mary was merely an innocent bystander, betrayed by the machinations of a disloyal court. Determined to uncover the truth, Janet travels from Fotheringhay Castle to Edinburgh, to pursue an investigation that, she will come to realize, could endanger her life-and bring disgrace to her very own family?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425223512
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/7/2008
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Julianne Lee is a full-time writer. She has written a number of historical novels, some with fantasy elements, under various pseudonyms.

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  • Posted March 30, 2009

    great

    terrific book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2009

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    An Excellent Historical Mystery

    The question of whether or not Mary Stuart was involved in the murder of her husband, Lord Darnley, is on everyone's mind after the deposed queen's execution. Janet de Ros the Scottish born wife of a prominent London merchant is determined to find the answers. This is a fast-paced novel that kept me involved until the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2008

    This is an interesting historical fiction novel

    Dead three days after being executed for seditious acts against her cousin Queen Elizabeth, Mary Stuart remains the subject of discussion throughout London. Although many accept the royal position of treason and murder in the killing of Mary¿s spouse, Henry Darnley, many believe she was killed to eliminate a rival for the throne.----------- Scottish expatriate Lady Janet de Ros, wife of a wealthy English merchant, believes Mary was innocent of both charges, a victim of betrayal. She seeks the truth so heads from Fotheringhay Castle to Edinburgh to investigate what she assumes are lies. However, Lady Janet is ignorant as to how dangerous her inquiry is from those who want the status quo re Mary¿s crimes to remain as is. These powerful affluent individuals have no problem with the death of another Scottish lady as well as a campaign to dishonor Lady Janet and her family.------------- This is an interesting historical fiction novel that brings to life the days after the state executed ax fell on Mary¿s neck. The country is divided into those who believe she was innocent and those who believe she was guilty. Fascinatingly when Janet begins her inquiry, some adversaries use the Ton gossip network to destroy her and her family¿s reputation this technique will remind readers of those who did likewise with President Bush. A QUESTION OF guilt is an intriguing saga as Janet draws conclusions re the innocence or guilt of Mary Stuart.----- Harriet Klausner

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