Rebellious Grace
by Jeri Westerson

Henry VIII’s court jester Will Somers turns reluctant inquisitor once again when a grotesque murder within the palace walls is linked to the Pilgrimage of Grace rebellion in this gripping Tudor mystery.

1536, London. The gruesome murder of a servant in the king’s palace, his throat savagely cut, has brought fear to the court of Henry VIII. When the man’s body is then dug up from the churchyard and disembowelled two weeks later, Will Somers, the king’s jester, is horrified. What terrible mischief is now afoot under the king’s roof?

With Henry VIII distracted by The Pilgrimage of Grace, the religious revolt led by Robert Aske in protest at the king turning his back on the Catholic faith, Will becomes reluctant inquisitor once again. As he attempts to unmask a murderous knave, Will uncovers a chilling link between one of Queen Jane Seymour’s precious jewels, the rebellion and the dead man. Is a shocking act of treachery behind a grotesque killing?

Perfect for fans of stunning Tudor mysteries and historical dramas featuring witty and tenacious sleuths, and bursting with betrayal, politics and passion from the likes of Paul Doherty Michael Jecks,, C.J. Sansom and Philippa Gregory.


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Jeri Westerson

Jeri Westerson was born and raised in Los Angeles. As well as nine previous Crispin Guest medieval mysteries, she is the author of a paranormal urban fantasy series and several historical novels. Her books have been nominated for the Shamus, the Macavity and the Agatha awards.

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Rebellious Grace by Jeri Westerson is available in the following formats

Ebook97814483158647th January 2025N/A224$20.99
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