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The Gallows Murders (Sir Roger Shallot #5)
In the summer of 1523, the weather has turned hot and the sweating sickness has returned to London to provide a fertile breeding ground for terrible murders and the most treasonable conspiracies. King Henry VIII has moved the court to Windsor, where he slakes his lusts while the kingdom is being governed by his first minister, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. Wolsey, however, is no ...more
Hardcover, 247 pages
Published December 1st 1996 by St. Martin's Press
(first published 1995)
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Shallot heads off to London during a quiet spell in Ipswich where he gets caught up with the plague of sweating sickness sweeping the city and falls victim to it himself. He recovers under the careful care of an order of monks and his master finds him to tell him the king needs their services again. Someone purporting to be one of th missing Princes in the Tower is blackmailing Henry VIII and the city's executioners are also being murdered. Shallot and Daunbey need to establish if the two are re ...more
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