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Low Treason (Joan & Matthew Stock #2)

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The wealthy jeweler to the nobility plots to betray the crown to Spain.

Matthew Stock’s young relation, Thomas, leaves home to apprentice himself to Castell, a jeweler in London. Then he disappears. Castell writes to say Thomas has gone to sea, but Stock decides he must investigate: such a move is unlike the boy, indeed. While Stock is away, Thomas returns and tells Matthew
Mass Market Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 13th 1989 by Ballantine Books (first published January 18th 1983)
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Jan 30, 2009 Deena rated it it was ok
From my original reading journal:
While this wasn't a bad way to kill a day, this book had a lot of faults and I don't think that I've found a new series to add to my collection. This was not a who-dunit, but a question of proving guilt. The character portrayals were good, although somewhat caricatured; the plot was somewhat melodramatic. What bothered me the most, however, was the overdoing of the setting. The story takes place near the end of Queen Elizabeth's reign, and every barbic practice,
Mar 07, 2016 Wyntrnoire rated it it was ok
The protagonist was too much "the common man" cliché for my personal interest. Also, it seems the author was purposely dumbing him down to remain so. Given a proper chance Mr. Stock, protagonist, might have been more interesting.
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Apr 27, 2012 Linda Mccoy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mysteries
Always like his little mysteries. This is one of the earlier ones about Matthew and Joan Stock. Gotta get more of these !! Thanks, Barts Books in Ojai !
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Leonard Tourney came to BYU in 2006 after teaching at Western Illinois University, the University of Tulsa, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. A specialist in composition pedagogy and creative writing, Professor Tourney has authored scholarly articles in l7th century British literature, a critical biography of Joseph Hall, short fiction, and nine historical novels, the most recent ...more
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