Murder at Hatfield House
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! 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... show more
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! 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 queensent to flush out heretics in the princess’s householdis 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, friendsand the future of England.
Publish date: October 1st 2013
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Series: Elizabethan Mysteries (#1)
I was excited about this book because it marries two of my favorite genres - cozy mysteries and historical fiction. Did I like it? Yes. I enjoyed reading it. The story was good and held my interest. I wasn't able to invest in the characters the way I would have liked though. I think this book would ...
I'm not what anyone would call a "fan" of historical, or period, novels, but I've recently become quite hooked on several "cozy historicals", written by Rhys Bowen, Carol K. Carr, Carola Dunn, etc. I doubt they are what any historian would call accurate, but they are wonderful reading and are accur...
Setting: England, Hatfield HouseTime: 1558Main characters: Princess Elizabeth, Kate Haywood - musicianFirst paragraph, Prologue: "It was a frozen, gray day. The sun hid behind roiling banks of clouds and sent not even a ray of reassuring light to the earth below, which was eerily silent. There wer...