Dark Queen Watching
by Paul Doherty
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Pub Date 07 Dec 2021 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2021
Canongate Books, Severn House
The arrival of a band of Spanish mercenaries brings new danger for Margaret Beaufort and the House of Lancaster in this richly-imagined medieval mystery.
November, 1471. With Edward of York on the English throne and her son, Henry Tudor, in exile in Brittany, the newly-widowed Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, is alone, without protectors. All she can do is wait and watch, planning for a time when she’s in a position to make her move.
But new dangers are emerging. En route to England is a band of Spanish mercenaries known as the Garduna. With no allegiance to prince, prelate or people, they are a lethal fighting force, utterly ruthless and implacable killers. But who has hired them . . . and why?
The discovery of the body of an unexpected visitor, found murdered in a locked room in her London townhouse, heralds the start of a series of increasingly menacing incidents which threaten Margaret and her household. Is there an enemy within? It’s up to Margaret’s wily clerk Christopher Urswicke to uncover the truth and ensure Margaret survives to fulfil her destiny.
Will appeal to fans of ELLIS PETERS, C.J. SANSOM and CANDACE ROBB.
A Note From the Publisher
Average rating from 16 members
This is the Author's third book in the Margaret Beaufort series and can in my opinion be read as a standalone A band of Spanish mercenaries have come to England , an elite fighting force .........with no allegiance to King and country , who has hired them and why ? When an unexpected visitor is found dead inside a locked room within Margaret's London house its sets in motion a series of threatening events that she must resolve as soon as possible . Margaret’s experienced and loyal clerks Christopher Urswicke and Reginald Bray work to uncover the truth in order to ensure Margaret survival and that of her household . What brings all these events and people together at this time - who benefits , who will survive ? Set in the time of the War of the Roses the Author brings to life Medieval England , showing the politics and backstabbing that went along just to survive in these tumultuous times This is another excellent historical murder mystery by the Author and I look forward to more in the future I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own