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The Spider's Touch
     

The Spider's Touch

by Patricia Wynn
 

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Set in the early 18th century, this tale continues the adventure of the earl-turned-masked highwayman Blue Satan and his true-hearted friend Mrs. Kean. An outlaw with a price on his head, Gideon Viscount St. Mars accepts a risky commission from James Stuart, the Pretender and aspirant to the throne of Britain, in the hopes of regaining his estates. However, upon

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Set in the early 18th century, this tale continues the adventure of the earl-turned-masked highwayman Blue Satan and his true-hearted friend Mrs. Kean. An outlaw with a price on his head, Gideon Viscount St. Mars accepts a risky commission from James Stuart, the Pretender and aspirant to the throne of Britain, in the hopes of regaining his estates. However, upon returning to England from his exile in France, Gideon finds Mrs. Kean entangled in a nest of Jacobite spies. When one of them is murdered, Gideon must choose between his allegiance to James and his concern for Mrs. Kean before uncovering the killer. This story transports readers back to an era unrivaled in elegance, romantic adventure, and disguise.

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Themysteryplace.com
"Well plotted with a cast of intriguing characters....A book to savor."
Murder: Past Tense
"The characters are...colorful, the plot...intricate."
Library Journal
Following The Birth of Blue Satan, this stunning second entry in Wynn's series pursues the fortunes of Gideon Viscount St. Mars, otherwise known as the highwayman Blue Satan, and his friend Hester Kean. It is 1715, and George I has just ascended the English throne, causing heart palpitations among the ardent supporters of James Stuart, the exiled Pretender. Gideon, unjustly accused of the murder of his father, leaves his own French exile on a fact-finding mission for James but refuses complete allegiance. Hester, meanwhile, suffers (somewhat) in the retinue of the Earl of Hawkhurst, the man who holds Gideon's rightful place in England. A subsequent murder close to Hester brings the two together again. This glorious, thoroughly authentic historical is for most collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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"Well plotted with a cast of intriguing characters....A book to savor."  —Themysteryplace.com

"The characters are...colorful, the plot...intricate."  —Murder: Past Tense quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610845373
Publisher:
Belgrave House
Publication date:
04/01/2006
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
901 KB

Meet the Author


Patricia Wynn is the author of the award-winning Blue Satan mystery series and 10 historical romances, and is a frequent speaker at mystery, writing, and historical-novel conventions. She lives in Newport Beach, California.

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