Search Results: "Fiona Buckley"


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FIONA by Meredith Moore
YOUNG ADULT
Released: April 5, 2016

"Scotland, romance, terror—a mostly solid combination. (Romantic thriller. 14-18)"
An atmospheric thriller features an orphan searching for a home. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"A disagreeing but rarely disagreeable argument with a figure far easier to debate on the page than in person."
A professed liberal's assessment of the rise, reign and enduring legacy of William F. Buckley (1925-2008), the godfather of the modern conservative movement. Read full book review >

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A DEADLY BETROTHAL by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 1, 2017

"Another fascinating look at Elizabethan life that hinges on a complex mystery."
Being the illegitimate sister of Queen Elizabeth I once again puts a widow in danger. Read full book review >

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THE FUGITIVE QUEEN by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 9, 2003

"Through the eyes of Ursula, a woman both compassionate and ruthless, Buckley effectively dramatizes the tangled personal and political obligations of the Elizabethan court. A welcome seventh outing."
Queen Bee, meet wannabe. Read full book review >

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TO RUIN A QUEEN by Fiona Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 1, 2000

"A banquet for history buffs, but others will need the author's elegant style to hold them to the end."
Once again Ursula Blanchard, now married to Matthew de la Roche and living in France, is on a mission, reluctantly, to serve Queen Elizabeth and her Secretary of State Sir William Cecil (The Doublet Affair, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >

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THE HERETIC'S CREED by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2017

"Buckley's storied heroine (A Perilous Alliance, 2015, etc.) has all too little chance to prove herself in her 14th adventure: too many of the critical scenes are either narrated to her or take place offstage."
A spy in skirts serves in Her Majesty's secret service, Tudor style. Read full book review >

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LATE HARVEST by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2016

"Fans of Buckley's Elizabethan spy mysteries (A Traitor's Tears, 2014, etc.) had better prepare for this novel's leisurely pace and more decorous tension."
Good sense tempers passion in the era of Jane Austen. Read full book review >

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QUEEN WITHOUT A CROWN by Fiona Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2012

"Fans of Buckley's long string of clever historical suspensers featuring the resourceful Ursula (The Siren Queen, 2004, etc.) won't be disappointed."
A Lady of the Bedchamber for Queen Elizabeth I wishes to give up her role as a spy, but circumstances force her back into action. Read full book review >

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A TRAITOR'S TEARS by Fiona Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 1, 2014

"Not the best of Ursula's 12 mysteries (A Rescue for a Queen, 2013, etc.) but still as historically rich as ever."
Queen Elizabeth's half sister tries to prove a loyal servant innocent of murder. Read full book review >

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A RESCUE FOR A QUEEN by Fiona Buckley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2013

"Buckley seasons another charming episode of historical intrigue with several surprises."
Queen Elizabeth I's half sister continues her career as a most reluctant spy. Read full book review >

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QUEEN'S BOUNTY by Fiona Buckley
Released: Aug. 1, 2012

"The latest in Buckley's always-entertaining series (Queen Without a Crown, 2012, etc.) combines the obligatory historical tidbits with an adventurous mystery."
Even the sister of a monarch is in trouble when she's accused of witchcraft. Read full book review >

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THE SIREN QUEEN by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"Political conspiracy and personal betrayal make this a strong outing, although Ursula's extended family is growing hard to seat comfortably in one novel."
Like her half-sister, Queen Elizabeth I, Mistress Ursula Blanchard Stannard (The Fugitive Queen, 2003, etc.) finds it hard to escape the evil influence of Mary, Queen of Scots. Read full book review >