A Murder at Rosamund's Gate

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Macmillan, Apr 23, 2013 - Fiction - 340 pages
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For Lucy Campion, a seventeenth-century English chambermaid serving in the household of the local magistrate, life is an endless repetition of polishing pewter, emptying chamber pots, and dealing with other household chores until a fellow servant is ruthlessly killed, and someone close to Lucy falls under suspicion. Lucy can't believe it, but in a time where the accused are presumed guilty until proven innocent, lawyers aren't permitted to defend their clients, and—if the plague doesn't kill the suspect first—public executions draw a large crowd of spectators, Lucy knows she may never find out what really happened. Unless, that is, she can uncover the truth herself.

Determined to do just that, Lucy finds herself venturing out of her expected station and into raucous printers' shops, secretive gypsy camps, the foul streets of London, and even the bowels of Newgate prison on a trail that might lead her straight into the arms of the killer.

In her debut novel Murder at Rosamund's Gate, Susanna Calkins seamlessly blends historical detail, romance, and mystery in a moving and highly entertaining tale.

 

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User Review  - druidgirl - LibraryThing

This book was set in 17th century London. A chambermaid who worked for the Hargraves has a fellow maid who is murdered and Lucy's brother was accused and she starts to investigate the facts. A well ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookworm_naida - LibraryThing

In this one, Lucy Campion is an English chambermaid who works in the local magistrate's house during the seventeenth-century. Lucy has a spark in her and she loves to learn, so much so that she ... Read full review

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SUSANNA CALKINS became fascinated with seventeenth century England while pursuing her doctorate in British history and uses her fiction to explore this chaotic period. Originally from Philadelphia, Calkins now lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two sons. A Murder at Rosamund's Gate is her first novel.

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