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Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court #3: Queen's Ransom: A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court Featuring Ursula Blanchard

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Ursula Blanchard "is the essence of iron cloaked in velvet — a heroine to reckon with," said Kirkus Reviews of Fiona Buckley's intrepid sleuth. And the sharp-witted Lady of the Presence Chamber will need every ounce of her courage if she is to carry out her latest mission on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I without betraying her own heart.

Eager for a respite from intrigue and moral ambiguities, Ursula agrees to travel to France to help her first husband's father bring his young ward home to England. But duty soon calls. Fearing that the pro-Catholic forces threatening to tear France asunder will spread to Protestant England, the Queen instructs Ursula to personally deliver a secret letter to Catherine de Médicis, offering to mediate the crisis.

Not only will the perilous journey separate her from her young daughter, it will bring Ursula closer to a man she can neither trust nor forget — her estranged second husband, Matthew de la Roche, avowed Catholic and enemy of Elizabeth.

As it becomes clear that someone seeks to thwart her mission, she realizes she can trust no one but herself, and that only she can uncover the truth hidden in the shadows of treason, greed, and desire that darken her way.

Synopsis:

Ursula Blanchard "is the essence of iron cloaked in velvet — a heroine to reckon with," said Kirkus Reviews of Fiona Buckley's intrepid sleuth. And the sharp-witted Lady of the Presence Chamber will need every ounce of her courage if she is to carry out her latest mission on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I without betraying her own heart.

Eager for a respite from intrigue and moral ambiguities, Ursula agrees to travel to France to help her first husband's father bring his young ward home to England. But duty soon calls. Fearing that the pro-Catholic forces threatening to tear France asunder will spread to Protestant England, the Queen instructs Ursula to personally deliver a secret letter to Catherine de Médicis, offering to mediate the crisis.

Not only will the perilous journey separate her from her young daughter, it will bring Ursula closer to a man she can neither trust nor forget — her estranged second husband, Matthew de la Roche, avowed Catholic and enemy of Elizabeth.

As it becomes clear that someone seeks to thwart her mission, she realizes she can trust no one but herself, and that only she can uncover the truth hidden in the shadows of treason, greed, and desire that darken her way.

About the Author

Fiona Buckley has received critical praise for her mystery series featuring Ursula Blanchard, which debuted with To Shield the Queen and was followed by The Doublet Affair and Queen's Ransom. Ms. Buckley began her career as a technical journalist and industrial editor. She lives in North Surrey, England.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671032937
Subtitle:
A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court Featuring Ursula Blanchard
Author:
Buckley, Fiona
Publisher:
Pocket
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Women detectives
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Blanchard, Ursula
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series:
Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court (Paperback)
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20010130
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in 5.504 oz

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Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court #3: Queen's Ransom: A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court Featuring Ursula Blanchard
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Product details 336 pages Pocket Books - English 9780671032937 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Ursula Blanchard "is the essence of iron cloaked in velvet — a heroine to reckon with," said Kirkus Reviews of Fiona Buckley's intrepid sleuth. And the sharp-witted Lady of the Presence Chamber will need every ounce of her courage if she is to carry out her latest mission on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I without betraying her own heart.

Eager for a respite from intrigue and moral ambiguities, Ursula agrees to travel to France to help her first husband's father bring his young ward home to England. But duty soon calls. Fearing that the pro-Catholic forces threatening to tear France asunder will spread to Protestant England, the Queen instructs Ursula to personally deliver a secret letter to Catherine de Médicis, offering to mediate the crisis.

Not only will the perilous journey separate her from her young daughter, it will bring Ursula closer to a man she can neither trust nor forget — her estranged second husband, Matthew de la Roche, avowed Catholic and enemy of Elizabeth.

As it becomes clear that someone seeks to thwart her mission, she realizes she can trust no one but herself, and that only she can uncover the truth hidden in the shadows of treason, greed, and desire that darken her way.

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