The Last Queen of England
While on a visit to London, American genealogist Jefferson Tayte’s old friend and colleague dies in his arms. Before long, Tayte and a truth-seeking historian, Professor Jean Summer, find themselves following a corpse-ridden trail that takes them to the Royal Society of London, circa 1708.
What to make of the story of five men of science, colleagues of Isaac Newton and Chri...more
Violence is moderate with no graphic descriptions. There are descriptions of gunshots, heart…moreThere is no sexual content or explicit language at all.
Violence is moderate with no graphic descriptions. There are descriptions of gunshots, heart attacks, car crashes, and poisonings. There are two references to torture but they are neither focused on nor described in detail.
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Like both the other books in the series, the writing is excellent--characters and settings feel real, dialogue sounds genuine, the pace was great. Tayte is a great character, and I can't wait to fin ...more
What a book! I cannot say I understood it all (how they worked out the ''ahnentafel'' and the various anagrams so fast) but I have learned a lot of things about British History just by reading it. You can see that the author has made a laborious research to have an accurate story.
Oh my, this is conspiracy theory at its best. I will not go into details with the plot, ...more
JT is in London and meeting up with an old friend, who is attempting to set him up with a history expert (Jean). It is after their meeting that things start going terribly wrong, both JT and Jean are in danger and to figure it out who is behind it JT and Jean have to delve into both history and genealogy to get to the root of the scandal and if possib ...more
I love the JT books and have always given a 5 star rating but much as I enjoyed this I thought it not as good as the others it got a little bit boring in the middle being a bit too technical.
But still an excellent book and well worth a read
The Last Queen came across the screen of my Kindle as a suggestion. To my surprise, I took it, bought it, pressed read now, and never stopped until I finished. The ultimate villain...The side kicks....The love interest....and the American favorite, it seems, a British royal angle. The beginning seemed like a standard murder-mystery, quickly evolving into something much more complicated. Add a totally off the wall love affair (or at least, ...more
I was a tad irritated at him keep referring to Bonnie Prince Charlie as Bonny although it was correct on the fa ...more
Of his three novels, this one has more pure genealogy, but also more action and suspense. There are visits to ...more