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Face down below the Banqueting House (Lady Appleton Series #8)
     

Face down below the Banqueting House (Lady Appleton Series #8)

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by Kathy Lynn Emerson
 

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Queen Elizabeth I plans to visit Susanna's country house, but before she arrives, a suspicious death occurs in Susanna's garden. Could it have anything to do with Elizabeth? A popular timeframe, and well-grounded. Emerson lives in Wilton, ME. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Elizabethan sleuth Susanna, Lady Appleton (Face Down Across the Western Sea, 2002, etc.), solves a double murder involving blackmail and sexual indiscretion. March, 1573. Mischievous maid Sarah Jaffrey takes her unworldly sister-in-law Jennet to Greenwich to get a glimpse of the Queen. Jennet meets Her Majesty, but not under the circumstances she imagined. Instead, she's caught in the middle of a serious misunderstanding involving Elizabeth's missing ring. It takes the mention of Jennet's mistress Susanna, Lady Appleton, to extricate her from culpability. Susanna, meanwhile, has problems of her own as she tries to maintain discretion in her relationship with Whitethorn Manor's Nick Baldwin and please Nick's disapproving (and secretly dying) mother Winnifred, who wants a more exalted daughter-in-law. Susanna can't resist sleuthing when Miles Carter, manservant to the overbearing Brian Tymberley, yeoman of her majesty's chamber, is found dead below that banqueting house. The circle of suspects widens when Nick's servant Simon Brackney meets a similar fate. Suspicion centers on Susanna's flirtatious maid Grace, but she reveals some surprising secrets that send Susanna snooping in new directions. Spirited and studded with wry humor. The prefatory Cast of Characters helps immensely in sorting out the large number of series regulars, and the extensive glossary stands alone as a reading pleasure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880284711
Publisher:
Daniel, John & Company, Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/2015
Series:
Lady Appleton Series , #8
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,041,795
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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Face down below the Banqueting House 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Number nine in the series was a disappointment. Slow to draw in the reader and the context weak. I missed the usual twist and turns and instead found this one slow paced and a bit boring at times, not this author's usual work. The ending seemed a bit abrupt as if the author too lost interest. I have been much more entertained by past books. I hope number 10 is better.
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In Greenwich Castle in 1573, Lady Appleton¿s housekeeper Jennet Jaffrey watches in horror as her sister-in-law Sarah takes a jewel from the pocket of her mistress Jeronyma Holme. Sarah explains that Jeronyma steals things from members of the court that Sarah tries to quietly return. This jewel belongs to Elizabeth I and Sarah is stymied as to how stealthily to return it. Sarah dumps the jewel on Jennet and she gives it to the queen with an explanation. She tells her who she works for and shortly thereafter the queen decides to makes a summer pilgrimage and plans to stay at Susanna¿s manor as one of her stops........................... Susanna is less than thrilled with the regal visit as she must get her estate ready which entails plenty of hard work and incredible costs. She also hates working with Brian Tymberley, who insures that the Queen is comfortable at any of her respites. Brian and his servant Miles threaten to reveal information that locals want kept secret. However, instead of extortion money, someone kills Miles though most people including Susanna¿s magistrate lover Nick says it is an accident. When Nick¿s servant dies, he and Susanna conclude murder and search for a killer.................................. Although it has been way too long between Lady Appleton novels, this is one of the best of the long running enthralling Elizabethan mystery series. The audience obtains a first hand seat into a meticulously researched tale in which blackmail and murder occur, but who the killer is remains just out of sight until the climax. Kathy Lynn Emerson¿s historical descriptions surfaces throughout the tale, but especially when watching the manor prepare for a royal visit (reminds me of when my beloved late mother-in-law would be arriving to see her grandson). Amateur sleuth history fans will appreciate this fine tale......................... Harriet Klausner
harstan More than 1 year ago
In Greenwich Castle in 1573, Lady Appleton¿s housekeeper Jennet Jeffries watches in horror as her sister-in-law Sarah takes a jewel from the pocket of her mistress Jeronyyme Hole. Sarah explains that Jeronyme steals things from members of the court that Sarah tries to quietly return. This jewel belongs to Elizabeth I and Sarah is stymied as to how stealthily to return it.Sarah dumps the jewel on Jennet and she gives it to the queen with an explantion. She ells her who she works for and shortly thereafter the queen decides to makes a summer pilgrimage and plans to stay at Susanna¿s manor as one of her stops. --- Susanna is less than thrilled with the regal visit as she must get her estate ready which entails plenty of hard work and incredible costs. She also hates working with Brian Tymber, who insures that the Queen is comfortable at any of her respites. Brian and his servant Miles threaten to reveal information that locals want kept secret. However, instead of extortion money, someone kills Miles though most people including Susanna¿s magistrate lover Nick says it is an accident. When Nick¿s servant dies, he and Susanna conclude murder and search for a killer. --- Although it has been way too long between Lady Appleton novels, this is one of the best of the long running enthralling Elizabethan mystery series. The audience obtains a first hand seat into a meticulously researched tale in which blackmail and murder occur, but who the killer is remains just out of sight until the climax. Kelly Lynn Emerson¿s historical descriptions surfaces throughout the tale, but especially when watching the manor prepare for a royal visit (reminds me of when my beloved late mother-in-law would be arriving to see her grandson). Amateur sleuth history fans will appreciate this fine tale.--- Harriet Klausner
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