The Queene's Christmas

An Elizabeth I Mystery

Elizabeth I Mysteries (Volume 6)

Karen Harper

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The Queene's Christmas draws readers into the magnificent realm of Elizabeth Tudor and the magic of her Court at Yuletide, circa 1564. But in the intoxicating sixth novel of Karen Harper's celebrated Elizabeth I series, the Twelve Days of Christmas are murderously interrupted when the Dresser of the Queen's Privy Kitchen is found hanged and trussed like
the peacock he'd been fashioning for the holiday feast. With foul play afoot in her Court, Elizabeth does her royal utmost to track down the poor man's killer while striving to salvage the joy of Christmas. Doomed to suspect even her most trusted courtiers, she is nevertheless determined to vanquish the Christmas culprit-who will not only strike again but has
targeted Her Majesty as his ultimate prey.

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The Queene's Christmas
--"Lively, abundant historical color makes Harper's latest regal caper another standout. A delectable bonus: Each chapter opens with a Yuletide recipe from the period." --Kirkus Reviews
--"Wonderful historical detail mixed with intrigue and authentic Elizabethan recipes enliven this story, which is a real treat for those who enjoy historical mysteries." --Booklist

The Thorne Maze
--"Tudor England's answer to V. I. Warshawski....[a] well-researched, intrigue-filled historical." --Publishers Weekly
--"Brisk, energetic writing and terrific historical color." --Kirkus Reviews
--"Another brilliantly plotted and authentically detailed entry in a series celebrated for its vigorous characterization of the Virgin Queen." --Booklist
--"Another fine historical." --Library Journal
--"Harper is to be commended for keeping true to what we know of Tudor history...and for making the factions of Elizabeth's court clearer than many history books have done." --Chicago Tribune
--"The plot of Harper's novel is a mere diversion from its true pleasure: the re-creation of Elizabeth I's court, the manners of the day, the fetes, the sumptuous clothes, all of which Harper brings wonderfully alive." --Baltimore Sun

The Queene's Cure
--"Karen Harper weaves a thrilling blend of historical detail and intriguing mystery. Her Queen Elizabeth I . . . possesses the fine detective's instinct of Sherlock Holmes. The result is an intense reading experience guaranteed to surprise and delight." --Lisa Gardner, author of The Other Daughter

The Twylight Tower
--"Harper's exquisite mastery of the period, lively dialogue, energetic plot, devious characters, and excellent rendition of the willful queen make this a pleasure for fans of historical mysteries. Essential for all collections." --Library Journal
--"The sleuthing is fun, but what makes The Twylight Tower comparable to the fine works of Allison Weir is the strong writing of the author." --Midwest Book Review

The Tidale Poole
--"Harper delivers high drama and deadly intrigue.... [She] masterfully captures the Elizabethan tone in both language and setting and gives life to fascinating historical figures.... Elizabethan history has never been this appealing." --Newsday

The Poyson Garden
--"A walk side by side with one of history's most dynamic characters." --Anne Perry, author of Half Moon Street

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Karen Harper

Karen Harper is the author of five previous Elizabeth I mysteries including The Thorne Maze, The Queene's Cure, and The Twylight Tower. She is also the author of a number of contemporary suspense novels. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, and Naples, Florida.

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The Queene's Christmas
An Elizabeth I Mystery
Karen Harper

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Paperbacks
November 2004
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312994723
ISBN10: 0312994729
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 320 pages
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October 2004
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ISBN: 9781250051592
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