The Thorne Maze
An Elizabeth I Mystery
By Karen Harper
(Minotaur Books, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312993498, 320pp.)
Publication Date: October 2003
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
Categories: Mystery & Detective - Historical
The vibrant pageant of Elizabethan England comes vividly alive in Karen Harper's fifth novel in her acclaimed Elizabeth I mystery series. In the gardens of Hampton Court, Elizabeth proudly shows a famed visitor her huge maze. But the intricate labyrinth soon becomes a scene of horror as Elizabeth herself is attacked and the visitor is murdered within its leafy dead ends. Undaunted, the queen sets a trap to snare a ghostly murderer before he or she strikes again...
Karen Harper is the author of four previous Elizabeth I mysteries, The Poyson Garden, The Tidal Poole, The Twylight Tower, and The Queene's Cure, as well as contemporary suspense novels. She lives in Columbus, Ohio, and Naples, Florida, and is currently writing the sixth book in the Elizabeth series, The Queene's Christmas.
"Brilliantly plotted and authentically detailed." -Booklist
"Karen Harper weaves a thrilling blend of historical detail and intriguing mystery. Her Queen Elizabeth I possesses the fine detective's instinct of Sherlock Holmes." -Lisa Gardner, author of The Other Daughter
"A walk side by side with one of history's most dynamic characters." -Anne Perry, author of Half Moon Street
"Tudor England's answer to V.I. Warshawski. Elizabeth I must take on a murder case or two in Harper's fifth well-researched, intrigue-filled historical." -Publishers Weekly.
"Harper's facility with historical figures is extraordinary." -Los Angeles Times
"A wonderful web of drama and deceit that would make Shakespeare envious...this is great stuff."--The Toronto Globe and Mail