Image of The Tudor Conspiracy: A Novel (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles)

THE TUDOR CONSPIRACY

Image of The Tudor Conspiracy: A Novel (The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles)
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The dark and dangerous aspects of Mary Tudor’s court are the basis for Gortner’s second mystery featuring Brendan Prescott. The finely detailed historical setting pulses with the treachery, political upheaval, fear and madness that were all an integral part of Mary’s reign. In Gortner’s capable hands, it all becomes very real and the reader is easily drawn into the suspense and intrigue. The Tudor Conspiracy is well done and engaging.

After his last assignment Brendan Prescott is happy to be far from court, but he is drawn back because Princess Elizabeth’s life is in danger as she navigates Mary’s court more as a prisoner than a sister. Brendan takes his place in Mary’s retinue, and when his squire is poisoned he knows someone wants him dead. As he begins to unravel the identity of the killer and tries to keep Elizabeth safe, he uncovers the truth of his heritage. (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Jul., 352 pp., $27.99)
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Kathe Robin