Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review: The Queen's Jewels by David Glenn

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Cortero Publishing (July 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1935585819
  • ISBN-13: 978-1935585817

A lady in waiting to Queen Elizabeth I is murdered. Later, the Queen discovers some of her jewels are missing. These are obviously two unrelated events-or are they? Sir Michael de Subermore, the Queen's sworn defender, and his ally, private investigator George Monty, are charged with solving both crimes. One by one, suspects are eliminated; and, unless another candidate is discovered, the Earl of Essex, with his increasingly naked ambition for the throne, stands alone as the guilty one. But is he? To get to the bottom of things, Sir Michael must survive a shipwreck, being chained to the oars of a galley, a very strange naval battle, and several murder attempts. But even when he solves the mystery of the jewels, there is an additional problem he must resolve-and that problem involves treason at the highest levels. England's most vigorous and colourful era is captured in this stirring tale of intrigue, treachery, and dedication to duty.
About The Author
David Glenn recently published through, two Elizabethan adventure/mystery novels.  The Queen’s Sword & The Queen’s Jewels are now available in print and electronic formats through all major booksellers worldwide.
In 1999, he won the Canadian Authors Short Story competition and since then has had various other stories and articles published.

As a professional actor/singer, David has played in most Canadian theaters, and appeared in a number of films and television productions.

My Review

I love mysteries and I love the Elizabethan period so The Queen's Jewels was already a winner in my eyes.  David Glenn's writing style is easy to read and enjoyable as well.  

One of Queen Elizabeth's ladies in waiting is murdered.  And some of her jewelry is missing.  Connected?  It's up to Sir Michael de Subermore and private investigator George Monty to solve the mystery.  There is plenty of action and lots of twists in this exciting read.

Author David Glenn brings to treachery and plotting of the Tudor period to life in this adventure mystery story that is bound to please both lovers of historical fiction and mysteries alike.

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