Especially, Kate Haywood, she is brave, sincere and kind. Большинство страниц без повреждений, с незначительным количеством загибов или надрывов и подчеркиваний карандашом, без выделений в тексте и надписей на полях. But like an good amateur sleuthing tale, the suspects don't always do what you think they will and the motives might be totally different than what you expect. What I didn't like:As usual with this series, the author relies heavily on the historical aspects of the novel to carry it. Red headed women, like the new queen, are being murdered around London. Elizabeth is about to be crowned queen of England and wants her personal musician Kate Haywood to prepare music for the festivities. And added into all of this court tension is murder.
No one ever says to Kate that she might be the next target because she has red hair. And since Mary also has red hair, Kate Kate Haywood is a young musician in Queen Elizabeth's service. Hayley- May 2018 - we got to free and transport a sweet little 6 pound dog named Hayley from the local county shelter. Light, engaging, quick read which is good for a day on the beach. I missed some of them this time around because the doses were quite low, but it made sense based on the story line. This is the second in her series, Elizabethan Mysteries.
I love the historic detail of these books and the setting of Elizabeth's court and all of the court intrigue that goes with it. One thing that immediately catches one's attention in this book is the heroine. New to London, Kate must learn the ways of city life. Master Anthony Elias, lawyer and Kate's friend, gets to be a man of action as well as research. In fact, this was book 2 and in reading this through, I can honestly assure you that you do not have to read them in sequence. They take place in the early days of Queen Elizabeth I's court. In 1559 Elizabeth is about to be crowned Queen of England.
Dead redheads start showing up and it might be Elizabeth is next on the list for the killer so Kate starts investigating. This is much easier in historical mysteries since law enforcement was not such an organized affair and forensic medicine and methods were nil. Making her way among the courtiers who vie for the new queen's favor, Kate befriends Lady Mary Everley. Mary is very close to Elizabeth. Those that love historical fiction, especially in the Elizabethan period, will love it. There are a lot of characters, but the court was a busy place.
Despite not being a royal, Kate is a member of court but has no perceived influence, so her friendly manner and inquisitive nature naturally gives her access to information at different levels. Master Hardy politely warns Kate she wouldn't be a suitable wife for Anthony. With their red hair and pale skin, they even resemble each other--which makes Mary's murder all the more chilling. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. Now, as Elizabeth is about to ascend to the throne in her own right, Kate finds herself in the midst of excitement but also all manner of intrigue. Her mother was Anne Boleyn's younger bastard half-sister! My library only had book 2.
He is fearful that he will hang for the murder of Nell, an attractive and lively red-haired whore, who is his girlfriend's sister. Clues were well placed and side characters interesting. This is the second book in the Elizabethan Mystery series and takes readers from Elizabeth's exile to her triumphant entry into London for her coronation and beginning of her reign. None of them would have been possible without the example of my own favorite strong, loving woman, my mother. By the time she has unmasked the killer, she has also discovered her own special relationship to the new queen. They felt pretty well done. Milo was fostered by our friend April.
In this book, we follow Kate to London where her sponsor Queen Elizabeth has gone for her coronation. Set in the Elizabethan era, Kate, one of the royal musicians, somehow finds herself with the task of discovering who is murdering redheads. Can she save Elizabeth in time? Elizabethan England comes vividly to life in this well-researched series featuring court musician Kate Haywood, who finds her unique position--in the royal court, yet not quite of it--makes her just the right person to investigate a series of murders which might even threaten Queen Elizabeth herself. The killer was a true mystery, and anyone who is a student of history will totally enjoy the puzzle and wonder … whether this just might have happened. I'd no idea there was a notorious 1144-1780 prison called 'The Clink' in London. As a romance reader, I like the slow development that I hope is taking place for Kate and Anthony. Or perhaps I should say, the hint of romance.
Overall, I think that the pacing might have been off a little and it seemed to drag in places. I almost always like seeing different imagined sides of historical figures, and while said folks weren't the leads per se, their appearances really intrigued me. I love the historic detail of these books and the setting of Elizabeth's court and all of the court intrigue that goes with it. The new queen still likes to have Kate around. This book takes place around the celebration of Elizabeth's coronation. There are some very interesting descriptions of the coronation.