Synopses & Reviews
“A rollicking spy caper in corsets. . . . This witty romp will delight fans of historical fiction as well as mystery lovers.” —Kirkus Reviews
, starred review of Palace of Spies
As a lady in waiting in King George’s London court, Peggy has survived a forced betrothal, royal scandals, and an attempt or two on her life. And now she has a new problem: her horrible fiancé has returned to claim her! To save her neck, or at least her hand in marriage, Peggy joins forces with her cousin Olivia and her sweetheart, Matthew. But if she doesn’t play her cards right, her career as courtier and spy might come to an end at the bottom of the river Thames . . .
* "A rollicking spy caper in corsets. . . . This witty romp will delight fans of historical fiction as well as mystery lovers." —Kirkus,
"Zettel has created a dynamic, immensely likable heroine in Peggy, and she folds in history, both cultural and political. . . . A sequel is in the works, and it will be eagerly anticipated by fans of Libba Bray." —Booklist
"A solid opening volley in a promising series." —Publishers Weekly
"The protagonist, clever and witty, makes a compelling heroine." —School Library Journal
"This combination of willful heroine and royal backdrop will appeal to history buffs and readers who like their subterfuge accessorized by a few frills and ruffles." —Bulletin
"The perfect balance of history and mystery, this novel is fantastic. . . . Sarah Zettel is an author to watch, and readers will be eagerly awaiting the next Palace of Spies installment." —VOYA, 4Q 4P J S
"I was completely riveted by this tale of plots against the royal house, betrayal among friends, and unreliable spies!"
"More thoroughly satisfying mischief and mayhem are afoot."
"The inclusion of the Jacobite rebellion provides the catalyst for suspense and drama. All this plus a compelling heroine makes for an exciting addition to a promising series."
—School Library Journal
"Feisty, strong, and quick-witted, Peggy is a welcome change from vapid romance heroines . . . happily, at least one more title is in the works."
"Teenage girls will enjoy the focus on fashion and relationships even as Peggy boldly sidesteps her circumscribed roles as a woman and a maid of honor to reveal the truth underlying appearances."
Peggy Fitzroy is clever enough to fake her way into the court of the English king, but is she clever enough to survive in his Palace of Spies?
A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don't.
Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she's impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy—perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love . . .
History and mystery spark in this effervescent series debut.
An unwelcome engagement, a mysterious plot that hints at treason--if she's not careful, Peggy's adventures in the court of King George could end in murder! This rollicking companion to Palace of Spies continues the delightful story of Peggy Fitzroy, lady in waiting, hopeless romantic, and spy.
About the Author
Sarah Zettel, author of the American Fairy trilogy, is an acclaimed science fiction, fantasy, romance, and mystery writer. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan, with her rocket-scientist husband, her son, and a cat named Buffy the Vermin Slayer. Visit her website at www.sarahzettel.com.