January 1, 2003
January 1, 2003
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 conspiracy...as the indomitable young monarch fights for her life, her realm, and her rightful crown.
A mysterious stalker who claims to have the power to produce smallpox stalks young Queen Elizabeth as she strives to reform the Royal College of Physicians.
Genre: Mystery + Crime, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Mystery + Crime, Historical Mysteries
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Mystery + Crime
- Subgenre: Historical Mysteries, Mystery + Crime
- Publisher: Dell Pub Co
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Release Date: January 1, 2003
- Author: Karen Harper
- Online Item #: 11995790
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-1432
- ISBN: 9780440235958
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported