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The Poyson Garden (Elizabeth I, Bk 1)
The Poyson Garden - Elizabeth I, Bk 1
Author: Karen Harper
Fans of bestselling authors Anne Perry and Ellis Peters are sure to love Karen Harper's new historical mystery series, rich with period detail and featuring Elizabeth Tudor, the future queen of England, as its heroine. — Living in exile in the English countryside, the twenty-five-year-old Princess Elizabeth awaits her fate during the waning y...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780385332835
ISBN-10: 0385332831
Publication Date: 2/9/1999
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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I was SO excited to discover that one of my favorite authors writes about one of my favorite eras. The book was a tad bit hard to believe but still very good.
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Enjoyable enough but Queen Elizabeth as Nancy Drew is a bit much.
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The first in a series about Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth. She must track down someone who poisoned her aunt and who is trying to poison herself. As the story ends, she finds out that her half-sister has died, so she becomes queen. This story is an incredible read, and left me looking for the others in the series.
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kopsahl48 avatar reviewed The Poyson Garden (Elizabeth I, Bk 1) on + 181 more book reviews
In this intriguing historical mystery, Harper has taken the future Queen Elizabeth and puts her smack dab in the middle of a plot to poison the entire Boleyn clan. During the time of Queen Marys reign, Elizabeth has had to deal with always looking over her shoulder. Now with this new threat inching closer, Elizabeth must find out whom is behind it and she is hoping that her sister is not the one pulling the strings. After receiving a letter from her Aunt Mary who she thought was dead; Elizabeth begins her journey under close scrutiny of her guardian, Sir Thomas. Lucky for Elizabeth, her Aunt Mary conveniently had a medicine woman who bears a striking resemblance to Elizabeth and can be used as a decoy.

I loved the easy flow of the plot line in The Poyson Garden. Harper keeps you guessing till the end on who is behind the evil scheme. Even though this is HEAVY on fiction I loved that Harper retained Elizabeths proud and temperamental characteristics and many familiar faces of Elizabeths inner circle are included. The friends she gathers during her sleuthing are interesting and an intricate part to the mystery. Fun and witty, this mystery is an easy read for a nice relaxing afternoon.
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An interesting story with a bit of history thrown in.
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Very enjoyable mystery--1st in the series. I enjoyed all the history and historical details. They added an extra dimension to an interesting mystery story. I'm looking forward to readinf the next in the series