Karen Harper is the author of the Elizabeth I mysteries, including The Poyson Garden, The Tidal Poole, The Twylight Tower, The Queen’s Cure, The Thorne Maze, The Queene’s Christmas, The Fyre Mirror, and The Fatal Fashione. She also writes bestselling contemporary suspense novels. Karen lives in Columbus, Ohio, and Naples, Florida.
Sixth novel in the popular and well-reviewed Queen Elizabeth I mystery series , with deliciously rendered Yuletime themes of eat, drink, and be merry. One of Elizabeth's cooks is murdered at court during the Twelve Days of Christmas celebration.