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The Queene's Cure: An Elizabeth I Mystery (Mass Market)

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In late summer of 1562, with handsome Lord Robert Dudley by her side, Elizabeth Tudor leads her retinue to London’s Royal College of Physicians -- to demand its help in the raging battle against disease and pestilence. But the stalwart queen is shaken when a frighteningly lifelike effigy of herself ravaged by pox turns up in her royal coach.

Elizabeth’s fear that the counterfeit corpse is a harbinger of tragedy comes to fruition when ever more terrifying transgressions penetrate the very heart of her royal precincts. With the help of her Privy Plot Council , Elizabeth resolves to unmask a murderer who wears a false face and is beset by the vilest humours of the soul. But when she herself falls ill, an entire realm is caught in the grip of a treasonous the indomitable young monarch fights for her life, her realm, and her rightful crown.

About the Author

Karen Harper is the author of three previous Elizabeth I Mysteries: The Twylight Tower, The Tidal Poole, and The Poyson Garden, as well as a number of contemporary suspense and historical novels. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, and Naples, Florida.

Praise For…

“Strong writing coupled with rich details...and the suspense of a murder or two...You can’t get to the end of the book fast enough. Harper’s portrayal is most intriguing...transporting readers to a time many know little about.”
--The Columbus Dispatch

“A neatly plotted mystery with genuinely terrifying scenes at the climax.”
--Publishers Weekly

“Like the pearls Queen Elizabeth I loved so well...the plot quickens to the very end.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780440235958
ISBN-10: 0440235952
Publisher: Dell
Publication Date: February 4th, 2003
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Elizabeth I Mystery