Let Slip the Dogs

August 15, 2018|
Let Slip the Dogs by Anna Castle
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Secret trysts. Daring dalliances. And a body in the orchard.

It’s Midsummer, 1591, at Richmond Palace, and love is in the air. Gallant courtiers sport with great ladies while Tom and Trumpet bring their long-laid plans to fruition at last. Everybody’s doing it — even Francis Bacon enjoys a private liaison with the secretary to the new French ambassador. But the Queen loathes scandal and will punish anyone rash enough to get caught.

Still, it’s all in a summer day until a young man is found dead. He had few talents beyond a keen nose for gossip and was doubtless murdered to protect a secret. But what sort — romantic, or political? They carried different penalties: banishment from court or a traitor’s death. Either way, worth killing to protect.

Bacon wants nothing more than to leave things alone. He has no position and no patron; in fact, he’s being discouraged from investigating. But can he live with himself if another innocent person dies?

“Characters that leap off the page.” — Karen Harper, NY Times best-selling author.

Anna Castle writes the Francis Bacon mystery series and the Professor & Mrs. Moriarty mystery series. She has earned a series of degrees -- BA in the Classics, MS in Computer Science, and a PhD in Linguistics -- and has had a corresponding series of careers -- waitressing, software engineering, documentary linguist, assistant profe...
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Title:Let Slip the Dogs
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:324 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.73 in
Shipping dimensions:324 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.73 in
Published:August 15, 2018
Publisher:Anna Castle
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781945382178

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