Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday Memes: A Murder By Any Name by Suzanne M. Wolfe

Happy Friday everybody!
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Friday 56:
There was a difference between a rease and a whore, but Nick suspected Alice was right. Like a dog instinctively alerting to a bitch in heat, he himself had not been insensible to Mary's come-hither sexuality, especially as it suggested tangible benefits and not just the promise of them, endlessly postponed.
This week I am featuring A Murder By Any Name: An Elizabethan Spy Mystery by Suzanne M. Wolfe. I got this eARC from NetGalley. Here is the description from Amazon:
When a brutal murder threatens the sanctity of the Elizabethan court, it’s up to a hot-tempered spy to save the day.

The court of Elizabeth I is no stranger to plotting and intrigue, but the royal retinue is thrown into chaos when the Queen’s youngest and sweetest lady-in-waiting is murdered, her body left on the high altar of the Chapel Royal in Whitehall Palace. Solving the murder will require the cunning and savvy possessed by only one man. Enter Nicholas Holt, younger brother of the Earl of Blackwell―spy, rake, and owner of the infamous Black Sheep tavern in the seedy district of Bankside. Nick quickly learns that working for the Queen is a mixed blessing. Elizabeth―salty-tongued, vain, and fiercely intelligent―can, with a glance, either reward Nick with a purse of gold or have his head forcibly removed.

When a second lady-in-waiting is slain at Whitehall, the court once again reels with shock and dismay. On the trail of a diabolical killer, Nick and his faithful sidekick―an enormous Irish Wolfhound named Hector―are treading on treacherous ground, and only the killer’s head on a platter can keep them in the Queen’s good graces.


  1. This one sounds good! Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

  2. An Elizabethan era spy mystery? Sounds really intriguing! Hope you enjoy it! Have a great weekend! :)

  3. Recently I've become an historical mystery fan. I didn't used to read any historical fiction, but there have been some good mysteries out there. This sounds like another good one.

  4. Oooh! I love a good spy story. This one sounds like it is going to be interesting. Enjoy! :)

  5. Sounds good, but I can't stop laughing at that beginning. Seems like a very witty read! Happy weekend!

  6. Sounds like a good one and something I would read! :)

  7. Love the cover for this one so much. I'd love to pick u some more historical mysteries too.

  8. Fascinating. I really admire authors who write historically accurate fiction. I know I'd muck it up and add some modern fixture or something.

  9. Sounds like such a fun book, especially with that beginning!


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