Sunday, July 12, 2015

Another Good Elizabethan Mystery! Murder in the Queen's Garden

We  both just finished reading and enjoying  the third in the "Elizabethan Mystery" series by Amanda Carmack. The book
is called "Murder in the Queen's Garden" and Queen Elizabeth's favorite musician Kate Haywood is back solving murders. In this case, it involves murder from decades ago when a corpse is found in the Queen's garden - and that murder ties into new murders as Kate tries to figure them out.
   Like the previous 2 novels in the series, this one keeps you guessing, and makes you feel like you're living in the day (1559 in England). The characters are all well developed and interesting. This one also has some characters that develop horoscopes for royalty and even address one that was done for Katherine Howard (the young queen of Henry VIII that was beheaded for cheating).  If you like Tudor history and mysteries, this is another must-read in the series! - Rob and Tom

BOOK SUMMARY: 1559. Elizabeth has been on the throne for six months, and life in England seems newly golden. But for the Royal Court, murder and betrayal are foretold in the stars....
  Kate Haywood, the young queen’s personal musician, has been keeping busy playing for a merry round of summer parties where famed astrologer Dr. John Dee and his fantastic horoscopes are all the rage. However, Elizabeth’s favorite stargazer fails to predict the discovery of a skeleton in the queen’s garden—and that the victim’s identity will call his own innocence into question.
  When the doctor’s pupil is the victim of a second murder, the concerned queen enlists her trusted Kate to clear the accused killer of wrongdoing. But will the stars align to light Kate’s path through a tangled thicket of treachery to save Elizabeth’s prized astrologer and protect the queen from those who threaten her reign?

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
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About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14