Dark Queen Waiting
by Paul Doherty
Christopher Urswicke must unmask the traitor lurking amongst Margaret Beaufort’s supposedly loyal followers in this gripping medieval mystery.
October, 1471. Edward IV sits on the English throne; the House of York reigns supreme. With her young son, Henry Tudor, in exile in France, Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, shelters deep in the shadows, secretly plotting for the day when Henry can be crowned the rightful king.
But as her supporters are picked off one by one, it becomes clear that a traitor lurks within Margaret’s household. When one of her most loyal henchmen, Jacob Cromart, is murdered in St Michael’s Church, where he had claimed sanctuary, Margaret orders her sharp-witted clerk, Christopher Urswicke, to find out who has betrayed her.
How could a man be killed inside a church where the doors are all locked, with no sign of an intruder or weapon? If he is to protect Margaret’s remaining supporters from suffering a similar fate, Urswicke must solve a baffling mystery where nothing is as it first appears.
Genre: Historical Crime & Mystery
“An elegantly written, historically based account of evil machinations with a surprising denouement”
“Fans of late medieval historicals will be rewarded”
“Draws on Doherty’s formidable mastery of the English medieval and Renaissance world. Sensory specifics put the reader deep into the underbelly of the monarchy, in which priests may be spies and fathers, sons, and brothers may be mortal enemies”
Historical Novels Review
“Historical mystery fans should settle in for another fine series from a genre pro”
Booklist on Dark Queen Rising
“Outstanding … Doherty keeps the action brisk, the crimes baffling, and the deductions and solutions fair”
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of The Godless
“Doherty displays exceptional narrative flair as he brings the often-squalid sights, sounds, and smells of medieval London to life in another artfully crafted and plotted historical mystery”
Booklist on The Godless
“Conjuring up medieval London in all its grime and glory, Doherty keeps readers guessing and the pages turning with yet another intricately plotted whodunit steeped in history”
Booklist on The Mansions of Murder
“A clever mystery neatly woven into a historically accurate rendering of life in a truly hellish London”
Kirkus Reviews on The Mansions of Murder
Dark Queen Waiting by Paul Doherty is available in the following formats
|Hardback||9781780291277||4th February 2020||144 X 224mm||224||$28.99|
|Hardback||9781780291277||31st October 2019||144 X 224mm||224||£20.99|
|Ebook||9781448303540||1st December 2019||N/A||224||$14.99|
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|Paperback||9781780296562||30th September 2020||130 X 195mm||224||£13.99|