It is late summer and London is all a-bustle for St Bartholomew’s Fayre, with merchants arriving from faraway lands. When an old friend returns with fabulous items for sale, it can only mean one thing: trouble. As thievery, revenge and murder stalk the fayre, Sebastian Foxley – artist and sometime-sleuth – has mysteries to solve. In uncovering the answers, he becomes enmeshed in a web of lies and falsehoods. His greatest dilemma means having to choose between upholding honour and justice or saving those dearest to him. How can a truly honest citizen of London practise deceit and yet live with his conscience?
The seventh Sebastian Foxley medieval murder mystery from bestselling author Toni Mount takes us deep into a dark world once again.
We asked the author Toni Mount to tell us about her thrilling new novel, The Colour of Lies – this is what she told us:
My latest book in the Sebastian Foxley medieval murder mystery series sees our hero return to the bustling city of London from his quiet home village in rural Norfolk. The city is busy and full of excitement for the annual St Bartholomew’s Fayre. This was London’s great annual international market, with merchants coming from far and wide. Foreign traders and incomers arrive from the known world, to sell their exotic wares – from ribbons in rainbow hues, magical unicorn horns, aromatic African spices and intriguing Bohemian glass.
Of course, for Seb, nothing is ever so simple as an enjoyable day out, the return of his old friend Gabriel complicates matters; will his wife reveal her secret passion? Jack runs away and Emily and her fellow silkwomen display their beautiful handicrafts.
Then a dead body is found and some unique and valuable merchandise has been stolen.
While Seb is still trying to unravel these felonies, a woman is discovered murdered in the street and, most troubling of all, Seb’s beloved Emily is a suspect. Can our artist and amateur sleuth solve this horrendous crime, save his wife and work out who is telling the blackest of lies...
Order of books in this murder mystery series
- The Colour of Poison
- The Colour of Gold
- The Colour of Cold Blood
- The Colour of Betrayal
- The Colour of Murder
- The Colour of Death
- The Colour of Lies
- OUT LATE 2019 - The Colour of Shadows
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About the Author
Toni has written several well-respected non-fiction books, concentrating on the ordinary lives of people of the Middle-Ages, which allow her to create accurate, atmospheric settings and realistic characters for her medieval murder mysteries. Her first career was as a scientist, which enhances her knowledge and brings an extra dimension to her novels. Toni writes regularly for both The Richard III Society and The Tudor Society and is a major contributor to MedievalCourses.com. She is a qualified teacher and regularly speaks on a variety of topics at venues throughout the UK.