The Queene's Christmas

An Elizabeth I Mystery

Elizabeth I Mysteries (Volume 6)

Karen Harper

St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books

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Elizabethan England comes alive in all its pomp and pageantry, deadly intrigue and scandal-and fine feasting-in Karen Harper's acclaimed mystery series featuring the young queen, Elizabeth Tudor, as amateur sleuth.

An old English Yule has never been merrier or more mysterious. A New Year's celebration has never looked more joyous but been so potentially deadly.

Fearing the Twelve Days of Christmas of 1564 may be the last for her ailing, elderly friend, Lady Kat Ashley, Queen Elizabeth decrees a nostalgic, old-fashioned holiday. Delicious dishes for the table, holly and ivy, caroling, wassailing, mumming, and a Lord of Misrule to oversee it all are in the recipe for the revels. But one of the queen's kitchen staff is found as dead as the ornate peacock he was preparing for the feast.

As more murders threaten customs, kingdom, and Christmas, Elizabeth and her diverse band of Privy Plot Counselors try desperately to solve the increasingly bizarre crimes. When the Thames freezes over and Londoners take to the ice for an elaborate Frost Fair. Elizabeth of England must outfox the diabolical demon who would kill not only the spirit of Christmas but the queen.

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Karen Harper

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

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The Queene's Christmas
An Elizabeth I Mystery
Karen Harper

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
October 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250051592
ISBN10: 1250051592
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$21.99

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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
$6.99

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April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429905213
ISBN10: 1429905212
320 pages
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