The Doublet Affair

The Doublet Affair

A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court : Featuring Ursula Blanchard

Book - 1998
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A tantalizing re-creation of Elizabethan life and manners told with intelligence and wit," raved "Library Journal" upon the publication of "To Shield the Queen," the volume that introduced twenty-six-year-old Ursula Blanchard, Lady of the Presence Chamber to Queen Elizabeth I, and one of the most entrancing mystery heroines to come along in many a season.

Young Ursula knows it can be treacherous easing herself into the petty foibles at court, but now, having once saved the Virgin Queen from political disaster, she faces an even greater challenge. Sortie of Ursula's old acquaintances may be plotting to overthrow Elizabeth in favor of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the re-establishment of the Catholic faith. Ardent, some would say fanatical, believers will stop at nothing -- smuggling, counterfeiting, civil war, perhaps murder -- to further their cause. One of Elizabeth's spies is already dead and the clues to his death point in a troubling direction.

Most disturbing to Ursula is whether herold friends Ann and Leonard Mason could be mixed up in a treasonous plot against the Queen. There have been rumors that all is not as it should

Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, c1998
ISBN: 9780684838427
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Buckley
Characteristics: 294 p. ; 23 cm


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