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The Scent of Danger

#18 Ursula Blanchard

Fiona Buckley

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Severn House Publishers Ltd
01 April 2021
Ursula's visit to her Devon relatives leads to murder, mayhem and a possible plot to free Mary, Queen of Scots in the latest Ursula Blanchard Tudor mystery.

February, 1586. When the queen's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, learns that Ursula is to visit her relatives in Devon, he asks her to find out what has happened to two of his local agents, who have been strangely silent recently. On arrival in the small Devon village of Zeal Aquatico, Ursula discovers that both spies in question have met with mysterious - and fatal - accidents. Or is there more to it than that?

What did the two spies find out that got them killed? Is there any truth to the rumours that King Philip of Spain, in league with the queen's cousin, Mary Stuart, intends to launch an invasion from the south coast? As Ursula pursues her investigations, it becomes clear that someone in Zeal Aquatico is determined to stop her finding out the truth ... whatever it takes.
By:   Fiona Buckley
Imprint:   Severn House Publishers Ltd
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   320g
ISBN:   9781780296791
ISBN 10:   1780296797
Series:   An Ursula Blanchard mystery
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   01 April 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fiona Buckley is the author of seventeen 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 The Scent of Danger (#18 Ursula Blanchard)

A perilous blend of intrigue and suspense ... Buckley continues to deliver intelligent and multi-layered historical mysteries * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>A Deadly Betrothal</b> * Among the most action-packed of Buckley's always-engrossing looks at Elizabethan lives and times * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> on <b>The Reluctant Assassin</b> * The 17th entry in Buckley's authentically detailed mystery series will please fans of historical whodunits and Elizabethan-era fiction * <b>Booklist</b> on <b>A Web of Silk</b> * 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 on <b>A Web of Silk</b> * An action-packed mystery bathed in impeccable historic atmosphere * <b>Kirkus Reviews</b> * A satisfying mix of mystery and Elizabethan history. Suggest to fans of Suzanne M. Wolfe's recent The Course of All Treasons (2019), starring another Elizabethan spy, Nicholas Holt * <b>Booklist</b> * Gripping . Details of the personal lives of those closest to Ursula complement the political intrigue. Buckley reinforces her place as the queen of Elizabethan historicals * <b>Publishers Weekly</b> *


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