Murder at Hatfield House: An Elizabethan Mystery

Murder at Hatfield House: An Elizabethan Mystery

by Amanda Carmack

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1558. Kate Haywood, a simple musician in the employ of a princess, will find herself involved in games of crowns as she sets out to solve the murder of the queen’s envoy....
England is in tumult under the rule of Queen Mary and her Spanish husband. Confined to house arrest at Hatfield House, young Princess Elizabeth is the country’s greatest hope. Far from court intrigues, Elizabeth finds solace in simple things: the quiet countryside and peaceful recreation, including the melodies of her chief musician and his daughter, Kate Haywood.
But Kate will prove herself most valuable when an envoy of the queen—sent to flush out heretics in the princess’s household—is found dead on the grounds of Hatfield. Acting as Elizabeth’s eyes and ears, Kate is sent out on the trail of a killer whose mission could destroy her family, friends—and the future of England.

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ISBN-13: 9780451415110
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Series: Elizabethan Mystery Series , #1
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 558,916
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Amanda Carmack is a pseudonym for a multipublished author. Her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion. She lives in Oklahoma.

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Murder at Hatfield House: An Elizabethan Mystery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept me guessing all the way to the end. I look forward to the next installment.
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this first book in this new to me series. It was kind of fun to see Elizabeth in a different setting than the normal historical fiction I have read about her. Of course my favorite character of this story is Kate. She is so trusting, friendly and wants to help everyone. Her dad seems like such a sweet old man and you can not help but feel bad for him with his health. There are two men who both like Kate - Anthony and Rob - I am cheering for a relationship between Kate and Anthony in later books but will have ot wait and see what the author has in store for us. There were some evil characters in this story as well like Lord Braceton - who was dead set on destroying lives no matter what. When Kate was searching for the killer it had to be hard to figure things out while trying to stay safe in a time when it was hard to stay safe. I also liked the little addition of the ghostly characters I thought they added to the story. I had no clue that the killer would have ended being who it was - which was good writing on the author's part. I will be reading the rest of this series in the next month so watch for the reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First book in the adventures of Kate, a friend and musician to Queen Elizabeth I. Mystery and adventure abound with the wonderful and sometimes difficult life in Elizabethan England. Dive into the royal story of this famous Queen, guarantee you will like this tale.
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amyoneal More than 1 year ago
loved this book. this was my first mystery that I had ever read. Amanda is a wonderful author at any genre. cant wait for the next book to come out