Please join me in congratulating Anna Castle on the release of her debut novel, Murder by Misrule, a Francis Bacon Mystery! You love the Tudors? History? Humor? Mystery? Bar fights and street brawls? Lust at first sight? Witty repartee? A handsome man with a well-turned leg in silk stockings? You're gonna love Murder by Misrule. Here's the book description:
At first, Francis suspects Catholic conspirators murdered the lawyer to keep him from exposing their plot, but other motives quickly emerge. Renowned beauty Lady Penelope Rich fears the scandal of being dragged into court. High-tempered Sir Avery Fogg will stop at nothing to achieve a judgeship. Other barristers contend hotly for the murdered man’s legal honors, fine chambers, and wealthy clients.
Francis and Tom embark on an investigation that reaches from Whitehall to the London streets. Francis does the thinking; Tom does the fencing. Barristers fall down stairs – or are they pushed? Tom falls in love with a key witness and then can’t find her anywhere. 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.
Murder by Misrule was named a Kirkus Indie Books of the Month selection for July 2014 and is on sale now in ebook and print format from these retailers: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. The book is also touring the blogosphere with Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours. You can also add it to your shelves on Goodreads, and be sure to stop by Anna's blog to say hello and check out all of her posts on historical writing and research.
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