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    • Murder by Misrule

    • The Francis Bacon Mystery Series, Book 1
    • By: Anna Castle
    • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    Francis Bacon is charged with investigating the murder of a fellow barrister at Gray's Inn. He recruits his unwanted protégé Thomas Clarady to do the tiresome legwork. The son of a privateer, Clarady will do anything to climb the Elizabethan social ladder. Bacon's powerful uncle, Lord Burghley, suspects Catholic conspirators of the crime, but other motives quickly emerge. Rival barristers contend for the murdered man's legal honors and wealthy clients. Highly-placed courtiers are implicated as the investigation reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Bacon does the thinking; Clarady does the fencing. Everyone has something up his pinked and padded sleeve. Even the brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss - and in danger - until he sees through the disguises of the season of Misrule.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying characters

    • By Jennifer Olson on 12-09-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Death by Disputation

    • The Francis Bacon Mystery Series, Book 2
    • By: Anna Castle
    • Narrated by: Joel Froomkin
    • Length: 12 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Thomas Clarady is recruited to spy on a group of radical Puritans at Cambridge University. Francis Bacon is his spymaster; his tutor in both tradecraft and religious politics. Their commission gets off to a deadly start when Tom finds his chief informant hanging from the roof beams. Now he must catch a murderer as well as a seditioner. His first suspect is volatile poet Christopher Marlowe, who keeps turning up in the wrong places.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • enjoyable historical fiction.

    • By Terri A. on 04-29-18

    Regular price: $24.95