"Murder at Westminster Abbey" by Amanda Carmack was a GREAT book!
I don't want to give anything away, so I'll just share the book summary. But if you know anything about the Tudor period of England, or if you just enjoy a good mystery this is a must-read. There are a lot of characters, but the court was a busy place. Regardless, the author really makes the characters all come to life and we really get to know and root for Kate, the lead character.
|Queen Elizabeth plays a big part!|
Life at the center of the new royal court is abuzz with ambition and gossip—very different from the quiet countryside, where Kate served Elizabeth during her exile. Making her way among the courtiers who vie for the new queen’s favor, Kate befriends Lady Mary Everley. Mary is very close to Elizabeth. With their red hair and pale skin, they even resemble each other—which makes Mary’s murder all the more chilling.
The celebrations go on despite the pall cast over them. But when another redhead is murdered, Kate uncovers a deadly web of motives lurking just beneath the polite court banter, and follows the trail of a killer whose grievance can only be answered with royal blood.
Get it on Amazon here: Murder-Westminster-Abbey