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The poison bed

Author: Elizabeth Fremantle
Publisher: [London] : Michael Joseph, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A king, his lover and his lover's wife. One is a killer. In the autumn of 1615 scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a celebrated couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is one of the richest and most powerful men in the kingdom. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: James, King of England; Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset; Frances Howard Carr Somerset, Countess of; Thomas Overbury, Sir; Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset; James, King of England; Thomas Overbury, Sir; Frances Howard Carr Somerset, Countess of
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Fremantle
ISBN: 0718180488 9780718180485 9781405920087 1405920084
OCLC Number: 1015835338
Description: 405 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: E.C. Fremantle.

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"A king, his lover and his lover's wife. One is a killer. In the autumn of 1615 scandal rocks the Jacobean court when a celebrated couple are imprisoned on suspicion of murder. She is young, captivating and from a notorious family. He is one of the richest and most powerful men in the kingdom. Some believe she is innocent; others think her wicked or insane. He claims no knowledge of the murder. The king suspects them both, though it is his secret at stake. Who is telling the truth? Who has the most to lose? And who is willing to commit murder?"--Provided by publisher.

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'Beautifully written and completely engrossing' * Historia * 'Sharp, perceptive and dramatic' * Sunday Express * 'A top-notch literary thriller' * Daily Telegraph * 'Fascinating and vividly drawn' * Read more...

 
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