Monday, October 7, 2013

LET'S GET COZY! MURDER AT HATFIELD HOUSE: A PREVIEW AND A GIVEAWAY

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MURDER AT HATFIELD HOUSE
An Elizabethan Mystery
BY AMANDA CARMACK
ABOUT THE BOOK:
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
 
1558. Kate Haywood, a simple musician in the employ of a princess, will find herself involved in games of crowns as she sets out to solve the murder of the queen’s envoy....

England is in tumult under the rule of Queen Mary and her Spanish husband. Confined to house arrest at Hatfield House, young Princess Elizabeth is the country’s greatest hope. Far from court intrigues, Elizabeth finds solace in simple things: the quiet countryside and peaceful recreation, including the melodies of her chief musician and his daughter, Kate Haywood.

But Kate will prove herself most valuable when an envoy of the queen—sent to flush out heretics in the princess’s household—is found dead on the grounds of Hatfield. Acting as Elizabeth’s eyes and ears, Kate is sent out on the trail of a killer whose mission could destroy her family, friends—and the future of England.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Amanda has been in love with the Tudors ever since an accidental viewing of “Anne of the Thousand Days” on TV as a kid! Now she just wishes she could live with them all the time—but there has to be time for writing about them too.

She also writes as Amanda McCabe and Laurel McKee, and her books have been nominated for many awards, including the RITA Award, the Romantic Times BOOKReviews Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Booksellers Best, the National Readers Choice Award, and the Holt Medallion. She lives in Oklahoma with a menagerie of two cats, a Pug, and a very bossy miniature Poodle, along with far too many books.

When not writing or reading, she loves taking dance classes, yoga, collecting cheesy travel souvenirs, and watching the Food Network—even though she doesn’t cook.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY AMANDA CARMACK/AMANDA MCCABE/LAUREL MCKEE:
                  

                 

                 
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I have never read a cozy set in this time period. I would like to read who the murdered was.
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There have been many books written about ELizabeth and also many books written about as seen through other's eyes. So besides a great mystery, we have another window into Elizabeth's life. Also it is a cozy!

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I am fascinated by the Tudors and the Elizabethan Age, but have never read a mystery set in the area.

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