Search Results: "Fiona Buckley"


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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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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 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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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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QUEEN OF AMBITION by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"Buckley describes vividly the difficulties of people living and competing with each other in Elizabethan England, though even Machiavelli might object to her convoluted plot."
Queen Elizabeth I will be soon arriving in Cambridge on a Royal Progress, and as part of the festivities, students want to stage a mock kidnapping attempt. 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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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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TO SHIELD THE QUEEN by Fiona Buckley
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"Ursula is the essence of iron cloaked in velvet—a heroine to reckon with."
An accomplished debut set in 1560 at the Court of Queen Elizabeth I. Impoverished young widow Ursula Blanchard, whose mother had served Queen Elizabeth's mother, has agreed to join Elizabeth's Ladies of the Presence Chamber. 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 >

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A PAWN FOR A QUEEN by Fiona Buckley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 24, 2002

"Ursula (Queen of Ambition, 2002, etc.) continues to tack as skillfully as ever between loyalties to her ruler and her family—a dramatic strength this sixth dose of Elizabethan realpolitik brings into especially sharp relief."
Recently widowed Ursula Blanchard, retired, as she thinks, from the service of Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, Sir William Cecil, has never liked the uncle and aunt who brought her up. 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 >