The Rival Queens by Fidelis Morgan

The Rival Queens

byFidelis Morgan

Kobo ebook | March 3, 2017

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Nominated for the "FUNNIEST BOOK OF THE YEAR" Lefty Award at Left Coast Crime 2003 London 1699. Those intrepid and impecunious heroines the Countess Ashby de la Zouche and her maidservant Alpiew are once more scavenging for scandal to entertain the readers of that scurrilous rag, the London Trumpet. With the bailiffs as ever in hot pursuit, the Countess and Alpiew are reduced to seeking refuge in a philosophical lecture at the York Buildings concert hall. But their expectations of a dull evening are confounded when one of the players staggers on to the stage, her hands dripping with blood. A doyenne has been decapitated under their very noses. The unlikely sleuths find themselves with an abundance of suspects: players, phanatiques, punks, pink ribbons, a Punch and Judy man - not to mention a painter with a silver proboscis. Determined to leave no stone unturned, they pursue their quarry from the Tower of London to Bedlam, with a brief detour to the wilds of Wapping. Along the way they uncover (with a little help from Samuel Pepys) a web of intrigue and corruption that extends to the highest echelons of society and the judiciary. The Rival Queens is a tale of actresses, syphilis, juvenile delinquency, artifice, hot drinks and murder… not to mention The Passions and the doings of Samuel Pepys. Restoration comedy and action, artifice, gunpowder and Samuel Pepys a perfect historical menu of crime and mystery, with the bonus of laughs aplenty.' The Guardian 'The second novel featuring a pair of female sleuths - Cagney and Lacey in corsets The Rival Queens is steeped in period detail and wit, it's a mystery that is as much fun to read as it is to try to solve.' Minneapolis Star Tribune 'A delicious, rollicking romp of a mystery that kept me enthralled. Fidelis Morgan writes just the sort of story I love, full of sensuous details that make history come alive. I can't wait to read her next one.' Tess Gerritsen
Title:The Rival QueensFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 3, 2017Publisher:fidelis MorganLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0957074336

ISBN - 13:9780957074330

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