Dark Queen Wary
by Paul Doherty

With an imposter prince claiming he is Henry Tudor, Margaret Beaufort must play the game of kings very carefully in this richly-imagined medieval mystery.

“Uneasy lies the head which wears the crown”
1472 Edward IV reigns triumphant over England and his rivals the Lancastrians. But he is uneasy for one true claimant remains: the young Henry Tudor, son of Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond. His continued existence worries him, so he hatches a plan to bring a cuckoo into the nest – an imposter prince is presented to Margaret Beaufort as her son!

Margaret is no fool and knows she must play this game of kings carefully…
When she is invited to George Neville’s beautiful home ‘The Moor’ to help investigate some mysterious and gruesome murders she knows dark forces are at play. Whispers of a shadowy figure Acthitophel hang over them like the impenetrable mist that descended on the battle of Barnet the previous year and secured the crown for Edward. And as the body count increases, Margaret suspects there is a link to that fateful battle and the murderer who seems relentless in his thirst for blood…
Can Margaret protect her life as well as her true son’s claim to the throne?


“This entry’s devious and deadly plots and conspiracies make Game of Thrones look like a game of patty-cake”

Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Dark Queen Watching

“A deep dive into an exciting historical period replete with action-filled sequences and nefarious plots.”

Kirkus Reviews on Dark Queen Watching

“Historical-mystery fans and those who enjoy strong female protagonists will love this fine thriller”

Booklist on Dark Queen Watching

“A riveting tale of court politics, intrigue, murder, false allegiances, double-crossing and deceit”

The Historical Novels Review on Dark Queen Watching

“London at night – dirty, damp, brutal – makes a convincing setting. Fans of late medieval historicals will be rewarded”

Publishers Weekly on Dark Queen Waiting

“An elegantly written, historically based account of evil machinations with a surprising denouement”

Kirkus Reviews on Dark Queen Watching

“Historical mystery fans should settle in for another fine series from a genre pro”

Booklist on Dark Queen Rising

Paul Doherty

Paul Doherty has written over 100 books and was awarded the Herodotus Award, for lifelong achievement for excellence in the writing of historical mysteries by the Historical Mystery Appreciation Society. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages and include the historical mysteries of Brother Athelstan and Hugh Corbett.

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Dark Queen Wary by Paul Doherty is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483102107th March 2023N/A224$14.99
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