The Hooded Hawke

The Hooded Hawke

An Elizabeth I Mystery

Book - 2007
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This summer, Queen Elizabeth I is in no mood for games. She and her court were expecting to spend the warmer months lounging in great manor houses, feasting in the fields, tempting forbidden romance, and perhaps engaging in sport. But someone in the Queen's entourage isn't playing by the rules...and soon Elizabeth is dodging crossbows, longbows, and--worst of all--the threats of her greatest rival, Mary Queen of Scots. As bodies and clues pile up, the mystery and dangers deepen like the surrounding forests. Now Elizabeth must fearlessly confront her foes before she loses her crown--or her life.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Paperbacks, 2007.
Edition: St. Martin's Paperbacks edition.
ISBN: 9780312947712
Characteristics: 228 pages : map ; 18 cm.


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Aug 16, 2017

This is the 9th book in Harper's series, the "Elizabeth I mysteries". Mary Queen of Scots is just a "guest" of the English queen in the late summer of 1569, but rumors of a rebellion to overthrow Elizabeth and crown Mary queen of the English are sweeping the North. The murder (by crossbow) of one of her attendants forces Elizabeth to begin a dangerous "progress" in the hope of bringing her enemy out of the shadows. Harper's research on 16th century English life and her depiction of a royal progress are fascinating. Fans of the series will find the queen's trusted servants - Meg, Ned, and Jenks - her "privy council" when she's on a murderer's trail, joined by sea captain Francis Drake in this volume. Is the "Hooded Hawke" out to murder Elizabeth, or Drake?

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