A Murder of Crows: A Sir Robert Carey Mystery

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Poisoned Pen Press, 2010 - Fiction - 258 pages
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Praise for A Murder of Crows... "Carey and Dodd are back...the best detective pairing since Holmes and Watson." -Sharon Kay Penman "Sir Robert Carey is back...with the redoubtable Sergeant Henry Dodd matching wits with Sir Robert's mother, the darling and deadly Lady Hunsdon.Well worth the wait." -Dana Stabenow It's September 1592, and Sergeant Dodd is still in London with dashing courtier Sir Robert Carey. Carey urgently needs to get back to Carlisle where he is the Deputy Warden; the raiding season is about to begin. However, his powerful father, Henry, Lord Hunsdon, wants him to solve the mystery of a badly decomposed corpse that has washed up from the Thames on Her Majesty's privy steps. Meanwhile, although he hates London, Sergeant Dodd has decided not to go north until he has taken revenge for his mistreatment by the Queen's Vice Chamberlain, Thomas Heneage. Carey's father wants him to sue, but none of the lawyers in London will take the brief against such a dangerous courtier. Soon a mysterious young lawyer with a pock-marked face eagerly offers to help Dodd. And then, just as Carey is resigning himself to the delay, the one person he really does not want to see again arrives in London to stir up everything. Patricia Finney's 15 novels include three Elizabethan thrillers, two childrens' books and, of course, the Robert Carey mysteries set in Elizabethan England. She is presently researching the sixth Carey story, writing another Elizabethan crime novel, rewriting scripts, and broadcasting Word Warriors, a literary show on her local community radio station. www.patricia-finney.co.uk

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Review: A Murder of Crows (Sir Robert Carey #5)

User Review  - Denise - Goodreads

just didn't hold my interest, put it down about a third of the way in. Loved the characters, but either nothing much was happening or, after a while, I just didn't care. I had intended to go back and ... Read full review

Review: A Murder of Crows (Sir Robert Carey #5)

User Review  - Goodreads

just didn't hold my interest, put it down about a third of the way in. Loved the characters, but either nothing much was happening or, after a while, I just didn't care. I had intended to go back and ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

 

Patricia Finney has been writing since she was seven, writing novels and screenplays since the age of fifteen and a published author since she was 18. She has a degree in Modern History from Oxford University - where she also met her late husband, American lawyer Christopher Perry. Since then, she has had a chequered career in which she has written a weekly column for a Fleet Street paper, edited a medical journal, won the top BBC Radio Drama Prize for her play A ROOM FULL OF MIRRORS, sold advertising, been a dreadful secretary, and most recently opened, run and sold a coffee shop called Words. She also lived in Spain for two and a half years.   She has published fifteen novels, including three Elizabethan thrillers, two childrens' books told by a dog (I, Jack series), the first books of the Lady Grace series for children and, of course, the Robert Carey series of crime novels set in Elizabethan England.   At the moment she is researching the sixth Carey story, writing another Elizabethan crime novel, rewriting scripts and having a whale of a time broadcasting Word Warriors, a literary show on her local community radio station (www.thesourcefm.co.uk).  

 

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