Uneasy lies the crown / by Tasha Alexander.
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|Erlanger Branch||LTM ALEXA T (Text)||33126024406526||New Large Type||Checked out||06/06/2019|
- ISBN: 9781432861780
- ISBN: 1432861786
- Physical Description: 475 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Wheeler Publishing, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
- Copyright: ©2018
"In Uneasy Lies the Crown, the thrilling new mystery in Tasha Alexander's bestselling series, Lady Emily and her husband Colin must stop a serial killer whose sights may be set on the new king, Edward VII. On her deathbed, Queen Victoria asks to speak privately with trusted agent of the Crown Colin Hargreaves, slipping him a letter with her last, parting command: Une sanz pluis. Sapere aude. "One and no more. Dare to know." The year is 1901 and the death of Britain's longest-reigning monarch has sent all of the Empire into mourning. But for Lady Emily and her dashing husband Colin, the grieving is cut short as another royal death takes center stage. A body has been found in the Tower of London, posed to look like the murdered medieval king Henry VI. Soon after a second dead man turns up in London's exclusive Berkeley Square, his mutilated remains staged to evoke the violent demise of Edward II, it becomes evident that the individual behind the crimes plans to kill again and again. The race to find him takes Emily deep into the capital's underbelly, with its secret gangs, street children, and sleazy brothels. But the clues aren't adding up, and even more puzzling are the anonymous letters Colin has been receiving since Victoria's death. Is someone threatening her successor, Edward VII?"-- Provided by publisher.
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|Genre:||Detective and mystery fiction.
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- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2018 October #1
The 13th installment of Alexander's historical mystery series (Copyright 2018 Library Journal.
Death in St. Petersburg) finds Emily and Colin facing the imminent death of Queen Victoria. The queen has tasked Colin with one last assignment, only he has no idea what she wants him to do. Meanwhile, Emily is caught up with a series of strange murders staged to mimic the famous deaths of kings. Scotland Yard wants her to stay away, but that won't stop her. Parallel to the main story is one set in 1415, featuring a young couple separated by war. William is fighting for the king in France, while Cecily prays for his safety. What these two narratives have in common is revealed at the very end of the novel. VERDICTThe dual story lines are a clever idea that unfortunately doesn't work. The frequent flashbacks are a distraction that leads to a rather underwhelming plot twist. Still, faithful readers of the series will be forgiving and even more eager for the next entry. [See Prepub Alert, 6/10/18.] âLaurel Bliss, San Diego State Univ. Lib.
- Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2018 July #1
Queen Victoria has died, but Lady Emily and husband Colin, agent of the Crown, have little time to mourn. A man is found dead at the Tower of London, posed to resemble the murdered medieval king Henry VI, and in Berkley Square another corpse has taken up residence in the guise of violently dispatched Edward II. What's going on?Copyright 2018 Library Journal.