[E-Book] Ï Free Read ↠ Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe : by Kathy Lynn Emerson ¾ #2020


  • Title: Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe
  • Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • ISBN: 9780727884596
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe By Kathy Lynn Emerson A female spy will face mortal danger to protect her queen and husband London, 1582 Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, a talented and well educated woman of independent means, is recruited by Queen Elizabeth s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, to be lady in waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of the queen With her talent in languages and knowledge of ciphers and codes, she wilA female spy will face mortal danger to protect her queen and husband London, 1582 Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, a talented and well educated woman of independent means, is recruited by Queen Elizabeth s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, to be lady in waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of the queen With her talent in languages and knowledge of ciphers and codes, she will be integral to the spymaster as an intelligence gatherer, being able to get close to Lady Mary just at the time when she is being courted by Russia s Ivan the Terrible However, there are some nobles at court who will do anything they can to thwart such an alliance and Rosamond soon realises the extent of the danger when a prominent official is murdered and then there is an attempt on Lady Mary s life In her quest to protect Lady Mary and her own estranged husband Rosamond must put herself in mortal peril.Kathy Lynn Emerson s Murder in the Queen s Wardrobe brings back characters last seen in her Face Down Mystery Series Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, the illegitimate daughter of Lady Appleton s late, unlamented husband, Sir Robert Appleton, is the sleuth in this new series She previously appeared as a young girl in Face Down Beside St Anne s Well and the story of her elopement can be found in the short story Any Means Short of Murder.
    Kathy Lynn Emerson
    aka Kaitlyn Dunnett, Kate Emerson, Kaitlyn GortonKathy Lynn Emerson began writing as a child a newspaper for her dolls and then a rambling adventure series featuring characters from all her favourite television shows On reaching adulthood, she moved from New York State to attend college in rural Maine Here she met her future husband in the first week They married two weeks after graduation and she has been writing ever since Kathy is a highly versatile author In addition to contemporary, historical and time travel romance also under the pen name of Kaitlyn Gorton , she has written children s fiction and non fiction, biography and history At present, she writes a contemporary cozy mystery series as Kaitlyn Dunnett and non mystery historical novels as Kate Emerson Kathy shares her home with her husband and three cats.

    Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe By Kathy Lynn Emerson

    Commentaires:

    Susan
    This is the first book in a proposed series featuring Mistress Rosamund Jaffrey and set in Elizabethan England It is November 1582 and Mistress Jaffrey lives in London with her devoted maidservant Melka Rosamund Jaffrey is very much an independent woman married to her estranged husband Rob against her mother s wishes, as he is the son of servants and far beneath her in status, she has an inheritance which has made her financially independent and has severed connection with her family Rosamund ac [...]

    Stephanie
    Hands down one of the best Historical Mystery Thrillers I have read this year by far Where do I begin This story captured my attention from the first page and that is a rare thing indeed Emerson s main character, Mistress Rosemond Jaffrey is and extremely educated, independent and strong women of her time At first I wasn t sure how her role as lady in waiting was going to work in this story but it was brilliantly played All of the central characters in this story was written strong and even the [...]

    Lea Wait
    I love historical novels, especially those set in Tudor Elizabethan England, and I really enjoyed Murder in the Queen s Wardrobe Kathy Lynn Emerson really knows her period, and includes lots of small details that bring the sixteenth century to life Yes, her heroine is a bit feisty than most women at that time were expected to be, but this is fiction and there are explanations for why Rosamond is independent than her peers Plus the assumption that she can make most of her own decisions and act [...]

    Damaskcat
    I approached this book in a spirit of optimism and it started well but unfortunately I rapidly lost interest which is a pity because the concept is good An intelligent woman recruited as a spy in an age when women were not expected to be educated or to understand anything complex like politics or trade Rosamond is rather too much of a twenty first century woman I think to fit well into the Elizabethan scene and too impatient of the conventions.Appointed as Lady in Waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin [...]

    Robin
    Historical Readings ReviewsAdvance review copy from NetGalley, my opinions are my own.Rosamond Jaffrey reluctantly takes a position as lady in waiting to the queen s cousin, who is being courted by Ivan the Terrible, in order to gather intelligence on the matter and help keep her estranged husband safe while he s in Russia This is a spin off from the author s previous historical mystery series, the Lady Appleton Mysteries, and there are some mentions of events from that series but it s still rea [...]

    Viviane Crystal
    Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey is married but separated from her husband and living independently She is wealthy, educated and intelligent as well While she has no problem filling her days, she is now drawn into the service of Queen Elizabeth s cousin, Lady Mary, in London in the year 1582 However, she s not there to be a semi servant to Lady Mary but to be a spy for the Queen s chief spymaster, Sir Frances Walsingham, a man who knows everyone s business and shares his knowledge sparingly if at all N [...]

    Kaitlyn Dunnett
    This historical mystery is set in the sixteenth century, a period the author, who also maintains the online A Who s Who of Tudor Women, has been studying for over forty five years Kathy Lynn Emerson makes every effort to assure that the characters actions are in keeping with the times they lived in There were many real women whose lives were atypical Their stories have come down to us only in bits and pieces because the histories of the period were, until relatively recently, written by men who [...]

    Judy Lesley
    I wish I could say that I had enjoyed reading this high adventure featuring Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, recruited against her will to spy for Sir Francis Walsingham by presenting herself as a Lady in waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth The rumor is that a representative of Tsar Ivan of Russia has come to find an English bride for the tsar and Lady Mary is the woman he has settled on Mistress Rosamond is incensed that she would be almost forced into becoming an intelligencer for Wals [...]

    Stephanie
    Hands down one of the best Historical Mystery Thrillers I have read this year by far Where do I begin This story captured my attention from the first page and that is a rare thing indeed Emerson s main character, Mistress Rosemond Jaffrey is and extremely educated, independent and strong women of her time At first I wasn t sure how her role as lady in waiting was going to work in this story but it was brilliantly played All of the central characters in this story was written strong and even the [...]

    Clare O'Beara
    I thoroughly enjoyed this historical mystery A comfortably off merchant s wife is persuaded to turn spy, acting as a lady in waiting to a titled young woman Czar Ivan the Terrible is sending an emissary to woo her on his behalf The Queen of England would need to give permission for such a marriage, but she is afraid to offend Ivan The fun part for me is seeing historical London, all today s districts and boroughs just outlying villages beyond the City and Tower Life is really well described, wit [...]

    Chris
    As someone who studied European History in a former life, I am drawn to books written in my favorite historical period This book touched on all my interests Elizabethan era, spies, a murder mystery There were so few ways women could be independent during this time, it was interesting to read about Rosamond and the ways she found to take charge of her own life Despite herself, she gets pulled into this web of political machinations and finds that she is beginning to care about the people forced i [...]

    Jane Irish Nelson
    Rosamond is enjoying her life as a wealthy woman in London, but to achieve it, she has cut herself off from all her old friends and family When Nick Baldwin, a neighbor of her foster mother s, comes to her with a proposal that she join Lady Mary Hastings household as a spy, she is reluctant and full of questions But since her estranged husband is in Russia, and may be in danger, this appears to be Rosamond s best hope, so she agrees But would she have had she known the danger she would soon be i [...]

    Amy Bradley
    Set during the reign of Elizabeth I, and straddling both England and Moscow, Murder in the Queen s Wardrobe is a tale of intrigue and suspense Rosamund is a young bastard noblewoman, recruited through a family friend by Walshingham to pose as a serving gentlewoman in the household of Lady Mary, whom the Tsar has expressed interest in marrying Her task is to observe and report back on any conversations in Russian, but after her controller is murdered during a visit by the group to the Queen s War [...]

    Jill
    First in series This takes place during the time of Queen Elizabeth I 1582 Mistress Rosamond Jaffery was well educated in a time when women were not taught much then needle work She married a childhood friend when they were only about 16 She is a rebel when it comes to wanting to do things that a gentlewoman should NOT do It is fun to read about a strong independent woman Spies, danger, murder and the need to rescue her husband and solve the mystery make for an interesting story.

    Maggie
    It drags a bit As other reviewers mentioned, the main character seems modern than of the period I also found that I didn t care much about her I won t read any others in the series 2.5 stars

    An Odd1
    I wanted to like this, but action bogged down Research, from costumes to cookery, is too thorough, overwhelming plot and character Rosa seems young, married at 16, to be hiding behind multiple disguises in ordinary life In Russia, her husband falls easily for ostracized penniless Englishwoman his friend strictly warns him against view spoiler Of course he ends up in jail by Tsar s order hide spoiler

    Ashely Rodriguez
    I liked the beginning but I felt the end was really rushed.

    Jen
    Murder in the Queen s Wardrobe Years ago, I read several of Kathy Lynn Emerson s Susanna Appleton series which were also set during the Elizabethan period Here is a little bookish biographical info on Emerson Kathy Lynn Emerson is the author of over fifty works of fiction and nonfiction written under the names Kathy Lynn Emerson, Kaitlyn Dunnett, Kate Emerson, and Kaitlyn Gorton Many of them reflect her interest in life in sixteenth century England and she maintains a series of mini biographies [...]

    Kristen
    This sounded like something I would enjoy Queen Elizabeth I era, Sir Francis Walsingham and his spies and intrigues, and a strong female heroine as the main character It unfortunately did not live up to it s promise and I gave up on it about halfway though.The characters were interesting, but I m afraid that s about all I enjoyed in this book The biggest problem is that nothing actually HAPPENS And what does happen is slow paced and kind of dull Even when a man is found murdered there was no exc [...]

    Kathleen
    An Elizabethan spy thriller by a master mystery writer, Kathy Lynn Emerson Preorder links are up now A fast paced and complex mystery in multiple locations will hold your attention If you love Tudor novels and mysteries then this one is for you Recommended highly From the Publisher London, 1582 Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, a talented and well educated woman of independent means, is recruited by Queen Elizabeth I s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, to be lady in waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of t [...]

    Lindsey
    I enjoyed this Elizabethan mystery Rosamund Jaffrey was an intelligent woman intent on her mission and pursuing justice The mystery itself was well thought out and I appreciated that the story didn t just end once the guilty party was revealed Rosamund had to get herself into further trouble and inadvertently ended up in Russia Although this was Rosamund s first mystery, she first appears in the author s Face Down Upon mystery series as the ward of Lady Appleton and this family connection is oft [...]

    Susan
    The novel is set in 1582 when the English succession was seriously at issue Tsar Ivan of Russia has decide that he wants to marry an English princess in addition to his other wives and has settled on Lady Mary, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth, because her brother seems the most likely heir to the throne So Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey is recruited as a gentlewoman in waiting for Lady Mary by Elizabeth s spymaster Francis Walsingham to report on any conversations held in Russian She quickly becomes obse [...]

    Susie
    I liked this book enough to finish it but not enough to write a long review The main character, Rosamond Jaffrey, is a little bratty and thoughtless Perhaps she will grow as a character and become likeable in future installments I would probably read another in the series if available from the library.

    Val Sanford
    Clever Rosamond Jaffrey is chosen by Sir Wallsingham to spy upon a young woman being offered to Ivan the Terrible as a second wife in order to seal a treaty between Elizabeth s England and Ivan s Muscovy A fun book, but one must suspected belief as Rosamond performs daring stunts, survives assassination attempts, and ferrets out a poisoner.

    Jamie
    I do enjoy Emerson and I may have skipped ahead reading this one since I haven t finished the Lady Appleton series apparently Rosamond is Sir Appleton s daughter good strong female character especially in a time when women were supposed to be seen not necessarily heard.

    Julie
    When the main character starts plotting how she s going to dress like a man for what appears to be absolutely no reason at all, I decided that she could do that without me as a witness.Nothing about this story rang true for me I don t think it s horrible, just not for me.

    Tricia Riley
    A murder mystery set in the time of Queen Elizabeth I Usual spiel person is murdered and a brilliant person in this case a lady in waiting who is also a spy solves the murder.It was pretty good with a good historical context As usual I didn t guess the killer.

    Marianne
    First time with this author didn t really like this book too much I didn t find the main character likable at all She was rude, self centered, prideful and unable to love.Probably will not read any .

    Leslie Ferrari
    A good Victorian historical mystery I always enjoy a novel with both a strong female protagonist and antagonist In this case one woman is overtly commanding and one much subtle.

    Judi Kahn
    Did not like it as much as the face down books

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