A Murder for Her Majesty

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Juvenile Fiction - 241 pages
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Horrified at having witnessed her father's murder and fearing that the killers are agents of Queen Elizabeth I, eleven-year-old Alice Tuckfield hides in the Yorkshire cathedral by disguising herself as one of the choirboys. "The suspense in Hilgartner's gripping mystery is balanced by the fascinating details of daily life at the York Minster during the Elizabethan era." -- School Library Journal, starred review
 

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A nifty little story about a girl masquerading as a boy in a cathedral choir, with intrigue and suspense regarding the murder of her father. Set in Elizabethan England, but you'd really never know ... Read full review

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Summary: Young Alice Tuckfield is out playing when she oversees something terrible - the murder of her father. Unable to go home for fear that the men responsible will find her too, she heads to the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
25
Section 4
40
Section 5
52
Section 6
64
Section 7
80
Section 8
91
Section 12
146
Section 13
157
Section 14
170
Section 15
184
Section 16
197
Section 17
210
Section 18
215
Section 19
224

Section 9
104
Section 10
117
Section 11
134
Section 20
233
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About the author (1992)

Beth Hilgartner was born in Baltimore and is now a deacon of the Episcopal Church in Barre, Vermont. A MURDER FOR HER MAJESTY was inspired by her experiences singing in a church choir and her interest in the early Elizabethan period. Her husband, Ernest Drown, is a church organist who in no way resembles the grouchy Master Kenton.

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