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  • ISBN: 1780291337
  • ISBN: 9781780291338
  • Physical Description: 232 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: London : Creme de la Crime, 2020.

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When the queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, learns Ursula is to visit her relatives in Devon, he asks her to find out what has happened to two of his local agents, who have been strangely silent. On arrival in Devon, Ursula learns both men have met with mysterious, and fatal, accidents.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    Ursula Blanchard, the widowed, illegitimate half-sister of Queen Elizabeth I, works for Sir Francis Walsingham, the royal spymaster. She recruits agents to keep tabs on possible political dangers to the Crown. When Ursula plans a visit to a relative in Devon, Walsingham asks her to check on two agents who are late in reporting. Once she arrives in the village of Zeal Aquatico, she discovers that both men have died mysteriously. Further inquiries lead her to believe that their deaths were not accidental. Were they related to an alleged Spanish plot to invade England? Her investigation soon provides evidence that someone in the village does not want Ursula to discover the truth. Ursula is a determined, intrepid sleuth, and her eighteenth case in the long-running series delivers another satisfying mix of mystery and Elizabethan history. Suggest Ursula's adventures to fans of Suzanne M. Wolfe's recent The Course of All Treasons (2019), starring another Elizabethan spy, Nicholas Holt. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Fiona Buckley is the author of seventeen previous Ursula Blanchard mysteries, and a historical saga, Late Harvest. Under her real name, Valerie Anand, she is the author of numerous historical novels, including the much-loved bridges Over Time series. Brought up in London, she now lives in Surrey.

Subject: Blanchard, Ursula (Fictitious character) > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > Elizabeth, 1558-1603 > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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