Queen's Bounty (Hardcover)

By Fiona Buckley

Creme de La Crime, 9781780290249, 234pp.

Publication Date: August 1, 2012



"The tenth gripping mystery to feature Ursula Blanchard, special aide to Queen Elizabeth I. "Happily married to her third husband, Ursula Blanchard is rudely shaken on receipt of a threatening letter from the exiled Anne Percy, Countess of Northumberland, whose treasonous plot against Elizabeth I, Ursula helped foil a few months previously. Ursula dismisses the Countess's letter as idle threats, but then a series of strange events rocks Ursula's household and Ursula herself is accused of witchcraft. Could Anne Percy really be orchestrating a plot against Ursula from her exile in the Netherlands? And, if so, how can Ursula prove it before she is hanged as a witch?