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Murder by Misrule

#1, A Francis Bacon Mystery

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Brilliant Francis Bacon is at a loss -- and in danger.

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.

"Castle's characters brim with zest and real feeling." — Kirkus Starred Review.

Don't dally! Jump right into this first book in the award-winning Francis Bacon mystery series.

Customer Reviews

Cozy mystery but more a detective story

Set in Sir Francis Bacon ‘s time but could have been any period. I skipped to end. Agatha Christy ending.

Murder by Misrule

I loved following Ben, Tom, Trumpet, and Stephen throughout the book. Wished I could have been a part of their gang.

Murder by Misrule

I love historical fiction and this one did not disappoint.
The characters lived up to their history. The description of styles and clothing were close to what actually was in the 1500’s. If you don’t care for descriptions and a lot of historical data or early English terms and words this book may bog you down a bit. For me it set the scene for the mystery that was artfully woven into the story line. A good read.
Ellie,Mesa Arizona
July, 2018

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Murder by Misrule
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  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Jun 08, 2014
  • Publisher: Anna Castle
  • Seller: Draft2Digital, LLC
  • Print Length: 373 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: #1, A Francis Bacon Mystery
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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