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Forest of Secrets

#19 Ursula Blanchard

Fiona Buckley



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Severn House Publishers Ltd
01 April 2021
Ursula travels deep into the New Forest to investigate rumours of a plot to overthrow Queen Elizabeth in this gripping Tudor mystery.

May, 1586. Ursula and her retinue return home from a lengthy trip to discover she has an unexpected visitor. Etheldreda Hope is a simple countrywoman who has come to Ursula with disturbing tales of strange goings-on in her rural village. Fearing that Etheldreda's reports of mysterious forest rites indicate a possible conspiracy to overthrow Queen Elizabeth in favour of her cousin, Mary Stuart, the queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, orders Ursula to travel to Etheldreda's home to find out what's really going on.

On reaching Chenston village, deep in the New Forest, Ursula discovers an isolated, suspicious community; the locals deeply in thrall to the old pagan traditions and beliefs. But are these ancient customs harmless - or are they part of a genuine conspiracy against the queen? And, if so, who is behind it?

It's not until the night of Halloween that Ursula will discover the shocking truth.
By:   Fiona Buckley
Imprint:   Severn House Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 225mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   370g
ISBN:   9780727850508
ISBN 10:   0727850504
Series:   An Ursula Blanchard mystery
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fiona Buckley is the author of eighteen previous Ursula Blanchard mysteries, and a historical saga, Late Harvest. Under her real name, Valerie Anand, she is the author of numerous historical novels, including the much-loved Bridges Over Time series. Brought up in London, she now lives in Surrey.

Reviews for Forest of Secrets (#19 Ursula Blanchard)

An authentic Elizabethan cliffhanger * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>A Web of Silk</b> * Engrossing ... Fans of Tudor historicals who value authentic period color will be rewarded * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>A Web of Silk</b> * Ursula is a determined, intrepid sleuth ... Another satisfying mix of mystery and Elizabethan history * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>The Scent of Danger</b> * An action-packed mystery bathed in impeccable historic atmosphere * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>The Scent of Danger</b> * Gripping ... Buckley reinforces her place as the queen of Elizabethan historicals * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> on <b>The Scent of Danger</b> *

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