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A murder at Rosamund's Gate

Author: Susanna Calkins
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone she loves is wrongly arrested for the crime. In a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna Calkins
ISBN: 9781250007902 1250007909
OCLC Number: 829445839
Description: ix, 340 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Susanna Calkins.

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For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone she loves is wrongly arrested for the crime. In a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't permitted to defend their clients, and---if the plague doesn't kill them first--public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never see this person alive again. Unless, that is, she can identify the true murderer.

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Great new historical mystery series

by booksonthebeach (WorldCat user published 2013-04-10) Very Good Permalink

In 1665, Lucy Campion is a chambermaid in the household of a London magistrate. He is an honorable man, and the family is kind to their staff, even allowing them to join the family at evening meals when there are no guests and encouraging Lucy's participation in the after-supper discussion of...
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