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Assassin & Betrayal

(Lady Grace Mysteries #1-2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  207 ratings  ·  19 reviews
One suitor dead with a knife in his back and another under suspicion. . . Can Lady Grace, Queen Elizabeth's favorite Maid of Honor, solve the mystery and bring order back to the Queen's court?

Life as a stowaway on board an Elizabethan galleon—it's no place for a lady! But when her fellow Maid of Honor disappears with a dashing sea captain, Lady Grace kno
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 2011)
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Jul 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
2-in-1 rerelease of the first two books from the series, which was originally titled The Lady Grace Mysteries. These books are written in the form of a diary kept by Lady Grace Cavendish, a fictional Maid of Honor to Queen Elizabeth I, as she solves various mysteries at court.

Book 1, Assassin: Lady Grace Cavendish grew up at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. When her mother died after accidentally drinking poison meant for the queen, Elizabeth takes on the responsibility of giving Grace a home at
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Interesting, quick read. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters. Not a lot of depth. An easy read for younger readers as well.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Erin Cleary
I think this book would be really great for 4th and 5th graders.
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I'm a huge fan of the Tudor era so I picked this book up with no small amount of trepidation. While the author's research skills were on par with other books I'd read, something felt off about Grace herself. She seemed too able to get away with unladylike behavor and I find it hard to believe she and a fellow maid of honor would be able to go missing for a week or more without getting caught by someone.

These books a full of historical detail and a brave heroine who younger girls will adore. The
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Court of Elizabeth I
Aqua Vitae-brandy
Clown's All-Heal-St.John's Wart
Duke of Alva- Spanish ruler in the Netherlands
Farthingale-bell shaped petti coat
Verge of the Court-anywhere within a mile of the queen's person
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really thought these were sweet books. A fun mystery and a lovable main character. It is refreshing to read about a young girl that is not only compassionate but spunky and adventurous. I will defiantly recommend this book my young readers...
Oct 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
It was predictable. There were many liberties taken with Queen Elizabeth that I just don't see as being real. Book 2 was just as predictable and irritated me a bit because of the lack of reality - while I know this is fiction, I just couldn't really like it. It was a fast read.
Aug 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
These books were so much fun! Lady Grace has adventures in the court of Queen Elizabeth. The historical detail is just incredible as well.
May 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Fun mysteries set in Queen Elizabeth I's court. Not exactly realistic but still historically accurate. And complete with glossary to explain, for example, what a quinsy is!
Feb 26, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick fun read.
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3.5- Assassin 8/2010
April Sadowski
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was a genuine good read. I found myself plowing through it, fully immersed in Elizabethan England. The MC, Lady Grace, is high-spirited and makes each story humorous and enjoyable.
Jun 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved how it gave an insight into history- I love historical thrillers!
Dec 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: out, spy-books
A lot of "blah" times, but the climax was interesting
Sep 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
It was mysterious but good at the same time!
I liked how she set up the time like a long time ago!
The stories were OK but I did not really connect with the protagonist.
Mar 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a fun series. Easy,quick and short with historical details, exciting mystery/adventure and humor. Great for middle school readers.
Jan 26, 2015 rated it liked it
I'd give this a 2 for me, but for a young reader, a 3. The story was too predictable and simple to really enjoy, and I doubt any of it could really happen in Tudor England.
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