Elizabeth I Mysteries
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  • 1
    The Poyson Garden | Karen Harper

    The Poyson Garden

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    The letter came in secret, with a pearl eardrop from an aunt long thought dead, resurrecting the forbidden past. Banished by her spiteful half sister, Queen Mary, to Hatfield House in the English countryside, 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth cannot refuse the summons. The Boleyns are in grave danger. And Elizabeth, daughter of Anne Boleyn, is marked for death by a master poisoner whose reign of terror may have royal sanction.

    Wonderful Combination of History and Mystery!

    Exciting, Educational, Provocative

    Reviewed on January 28 2014 by Paige (la Canada, CA, United States)
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    The Tidal Poole | Karen Harper

    The Tidal Poole

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    It is the crowning day of twenty-five-year-old Bess Tudor's life as she returns from exile to become England's queen. But even as her magnificent procession wends its way to Westminster Palace, a shot rings out, muffled by the jostling crowd. Within moments of becoming England's ruler, Elizabeth learns of the brutal murder of a highborn lady of the court, the sister of one of her dearest friends.

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  • 3
    The Twylight Tower | Karen Harper

    The Twylight Tower

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is May 1560. As sinister storm clouds gather overhead, 26-year-old Queen Elizabeth dispatches William Cecil, her most trusted adviser, to Scotland for crucial negotiations. Handsome, ambitious Lord Robert Dudley is at her side. But their leisurely midsummer idyll is cut short when the courts master lutenist plunges to his death from a parapet beneath the queen's window. The loyal retainers of Elizabeth's privy council do not accept the official verdict of accidental death. Their fears are borne out when another tragedy rocks the realm, and points the way to a conspiracy to bring down Elizabeth and seize the throne.

    This book deserves no stars at all!

    Awful. The narration is muddy. The story and characters are absurd. Elizabeth I must be whirling in her grave at the way she is portrayed. Sometimes i..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 12 2013 by Wadie (Santa Ana, CA, United States)
  • 4
    The Queen's Cure | Karen Harper

    The Queen's Cure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    In late summer of 1562, within a bedchamber at Whitehall Palace, Elizabeth Tudor prays for the recovery of the delirious, fever-racked friend who has served her for twenty-six of her twenty-nine years. Ten days later, with loyal, handsome Lord Robert Dudley by her side, the queen leads her retinue to London’s Royal College of Physicians to enlist two learned doctors in the raging battle against disease and pestilence.

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  • 5
    The Thorne Maze | Karen Harper

    The Thorne Maze

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    The vibrant pageant of Elizabethan England comes to life in Karen Harper's fifth novel in her acclaimed Elizabeth I Mystery Series. Hailed as "extraordinary" by The Los Angeles Times, these historical mysteries beautifully blend fact and fiction as the young Queen Elizabeth Tudor becomes an amateur sleuth to save her court, crown, and kingdom. Though summering in the lush countryside to escape the plague rampaging through London, the queen and her court cannot escape the reach of a multiple murderer who seems to disappear at will. In the gardens of Hampton Court, Elizabeth proudly shows a famed visiting lawyer her huge hornbeam maze. But the intricate labyrinth soon becomes a scene of horror as Elizabeth herself is attacked and the lawyer is murdered within its leafy dead ends. The queen calls upon her small, select band of advisors to help her ferret out the identity of the maze murderer.

    Author, Narrator: A+. Audio Editor: F-!

    I love this series. And while one might argue that Queen Elizabeth is unlikely to have said things like "You know the layout," and that characters liv..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2014 by Deborah Bancroft (Upper Right Corner, US)
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    The Queene's Christmas: An Elizabeth I Mystery, Book 6 | Karen Harper

    The Queene's Christmas: An Elizabeth I Mystery, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    An old English Yule has never been merrier or more mysterious. A New Year's celebration has never looked more joyous but been so potentially deadly. Fearing the 12 Days of Christmas of 1564 may be the last for her ailing, elderly friend, Lady Kat Ashley, Queen Elizabeth decrees a nostalgic, old-fashioned holiday. Delicious dishes for the table, holly and ivy, caroling, wassailing, mumming, and a Lord of Misrule to oversee it all are in the recipe for the revels. But one of the queen's kitchen staff is found as dead as the ornate peacock he was preparing for the feast.

    Mystery filled with Elizabethan traditions !

    I'm not usually a fan of the early times in English history, but I read this book at the request of a friend who really loves these books. Surprise, ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 17 2013 by Ronna (United States)
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    The Fyre Mirror | Karen Harper

    The Fyre Mirror

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    Smitten with spring fever, Elizabeth Tudor escapes London for fantastical Nonsuch Palace in the sweet Surrey countryside. There she hopes to relax and pose for the official royal portrait for which she is holding a competition. But one of her artists is burned to death, and portraits of the queen are going up in flames. When she hears that her rival, the dangerous Mary, Queen of Scots, has been peering in mirrors and announcing, "I see the next queen of England!" Elizabeth summons her Privy Plot Council.

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    The Fatal Fashione: Elizabeth I Mysteries, Book 8 | Karen Harper

    The Fatal Fashione: Elizabeth I Mysteries, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    In 1566, Elizabeth Tudor faces tremendous opposition from Parliament for ruling England without the help of a husband. Instead, she turns to her Privy Plot Council for help, only to discover from her royal herbalist that a woman has drowned in a tub of starch. Soon another garment worker meets the same rigid fate. Elizabeth becomes unbending in her attempts to solve the murders, as well as iron out the problems of her kingdom.

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  • 9
    The Hooded Hawke: An Elizabeth I Mystery | Karen Harper

    The Hooded Hawke: An Elizabeth I Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    This summer, Queen Elizabeth I is in no mood for games. She and her court were expecting to spend the warmer months lounging in great manor houses, feasting in the fields, tempting forbidden romance, and perhaps engaging in sport. But someone in the Queen's entourage isn't playing by the rules…and soon Elizabeth is dodging crossbows, longbows, and - worst of all - the threats of her greatest rival, Mary Queen of Scots. As bodies and clues pile up, the mystery and dangers deepen like the surrounding forests.

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