The Westminster Poisoner: Chaloner's Fourth Exploit in Restoration London by Susanna Gregory

The Westminster Poisoner: Chaloner's Fourth Exploit in Restoration London

bySusanna Gregory

Kobo ebook | December 2, 2010

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The fourth adventure in the Thomas Chaloner series.

Christopher Vine, a Treasury clerk working in solitary piety in the Painted Chamber of the Palace of Westminster, is not alone. A killer waits in the draughty hall to ensure Vine will not live to see in the New Year.

And Vine is not the only government official to die that season. The Lord Chancellor fears his enemies will skew any investigation to cause him maximum damage, so he decides to commission his own inquiries into the murders and, with his suspicions centred on Greene, another clerk, he instructs Thomas Chaloner to prove that Greene is the killer. Chaloner can prove otherwise, but unravelling the reasons behind his employer's suspicions is as complex as discovering the motives for the killings. His search for the real murderer plunges him into a stinking seam of corruption that leads towards the Royal apartments and to people determined to make Christmas 1663 Chaloner's last . . .

'Pungent with historical detail' (Irish Times)
'A richly imagined world of colourful medieval society and irresistible monkish sleuthing' (Good Book Guide)
'Corpses a-plenty, exciting action sequences and a satisfying ending' (Mystery People)

Title:The Westminster Poisoner: Chaloner's Fourth Exploit in Restoration LondonFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:December 2, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown Book GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0748124551

ISBN - 13:9780748124558

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Historical intrigue Although this is the fourth in the series, it is the first one I've read. I'll be looking for the others as I did enjoy it. But then, I do like historical fiction, especially mysteries.
Date published: 2018-07-12