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Swords in the East
13 Jun 2019 * PAPERBACK * £9.99 * 9781786696151

A new omnibus in the highly acclaimed Sir Robert Carey Mysteries, full of roguish courtiers, rival gangs, border raiders, treason, realpolitik and unbridled ambition.

Fiction / FJH (Action & Adventure)
Extent: 576 pages  Format: 198 x 129 mm
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Swords in the EastSir Robert Carey Mysteries Omnibus, 3by P.F. Chisholm

A new omnibus in the highly acclaimed Sir Robert Carey Mysteries. Perfect for fans of C.J. Sansom and S.J. Parris.

1592. Sir Robert Carey abandoned the ambition and treachery of Queen Elizabeth I's court to take up the post of Deputy Warden of the West March, aided by his surly, larcenous, and loyal henchman Henry Dodd, Land Sergeant of Gilsland.

As Carey struggles to solve the murder of a local minister, he battles with his deep adoration of Lady Elizabeth Widdrington, while despising her elderly, abusive husband – will the man never die? During his investigation, Carey encounters King James IV, his amoral favourite Lord Spynie, the fey Lady Hume, Mr Anricks – a surprisingly skilled tooth drawer – and, finally, a plot to topple the Scottish Court.

Plunging readers straight into the raucous world of late-sixteenth century border reivers and unfettered Elizabethan intrigue, Swords in the East, the third chronicle of Sir Robert Carey's adventures, collects the novels A Chorus of Innocents and A Clash of Spheres under one volume.

A Chorus of Innocents © 2015.
A Clash of Spheres © 2017.

P.F. Chisholm is an author and journalist. She is a graduate of Oxford University with a degree in History. Her first novel, A Shadow of Gulls, published when she was eighteen, won the David Higham Award for Best First Novel. patriciafinney.com

Books 7 and 8 in omnibus edition.

By a bestselling author and winner of a David Higham award and a Mystery Writers of America award.

MARKET: C.J. Sansom; S.J. Parris.


PRAISE FOR THE SIR ROBERT CAREY MYSTERIES:
'Full of romance and intrigue ... The plots unfold with all the drama of a Wild West tale and will have broad appeal to those who enjoy historical adventure and historical mystery alike' Historical Novel Society.
'It's a lively, lifelike adventure that just happens to feature some of the most famous people in the history of drama' Booklist.
'A Chisholm novel will offer an unforgettable Elizabethan pilgrimage'
Kirkus Reviews

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