A Murder of Crows: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery (Hardcover)
A Sir Robert Carey Mystery
Poisoned Pen Press, 9781590586570, 258pp.
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
It's September 1592, and Sergeant Dodd is still in London with dashing courtier Sir Robert Carey. Carey urgently needs to get back to Carlisle where he is the Deputy Warden; the raiding season is about to begin. However, his powerful father, Henry, Lord Hunsdon, wants him to solve the mystery of a badly decomposed corpse that has washed up from the Thames on Her Majesty's privy steps.
Meanwhile, although he hates London, Sergeant Dodd has decided not to go north until he has taken revenge for his mistreatment by the Queen's Vice Chamberlain, Thomas Heneage. Carey's father wants him to sue, but none of the lawyers in London will take the brief against such a dangerous courtier. Soon a mysterious young lawyer with a pock-marked face eagerly offers to help Dodd. And then, just as Carey is resigning himself to the delay, the one person he really does not want to see again arrives in London to stir up everything.
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Praise For A Murder of Crows: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery…
"This fast-moving tale becomes a winner….A fun read for fans of Elizabethan mysteries." – Library Journal
"Sir Robert Carey is back at last in this fifth novel in PF Chisholm's Sir Robert Carey series, with the redoubtable Sergeant Henry Dodd matching wits with Sir Robert's mother, the darling and deadly Lady Hunsdon. Well worth the wait." – Dana Stabenow, Edgar-winning author of the Kate Shugak novels"The renegade English professor in me let out a howl of delight." – Joanne Dobson,author of the Karen Pelletier mysteries “Feuding clans, political unrest, rowdy humor and exploits, unwise love affairs, and the plight of the poor all play a part in this skillful re-creation of a period rich in action and opportunity. A fine addition to the series.” --Library Journal of A Surfeit of Guns “Chisholm's brilliant depiction of 16th-century English life, high and low, domestic and public, is neatly held together by his believable and engaging protagonist.” –Publishers Weekly of A Season of Knives