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Murder by Misrule Named One of the Best Books of the Year by Kirkus Reviews!

Congratulations to my lovely client Anna Castle! Her debut historical mystery, Murder by Misrule, not only received a starred review from Kirkus earlier this year, but it has also been named one of Kirkus Reviews Best Indie Thrillers and Mysteries of 2014!

Woo hoo! Way to go, Anna! (And Francis Bacon and Tom Clarady, of course, who star in this delightful series!) I was privileged to work with Anna on a developmental edit, a copyedit, and in designing the book's cover. Anna has a way with words and a wonderful talent for characterization and historical ambiance.

Here's what Kirkus had to say about Murder by Misrule:

Though the plot keeps the pages turning, the characters, major and minor, and the well-wrought historical details will make readers want to linger in the 16th century.

A laugh-out-loud mystery that will delight fans of the genre.

Click here to read the full review. Here's the book description:

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.

Murder by Misrule is on sale now through Christmas: Get the Kindle book for $2.99 or a print copy for $8.30! Check out Anna's website if you get a chance, where she blogs about her research and writing, and add the book to your shelves on Goodreads!

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