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Assassin (The Grace Mysteries) epub ebook

by Lady Grace Cavendish

Assassin (The Grace Mysteries) epub ebook

Author: Lady Grace Cavendish
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; English Language edition (September 28, 2004)
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN: 0385731515
ISBN13: 978-0385731515
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 103
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Lady Grace Cavendish is a Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth the First in the year 1569. Taken under the Queen's protection after her mother was poisoned (inadvertently preventing an assassination attempt in the process), Grace is given a daybook in which she can record her daily life.

Lady Grace Cavendish is a Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth the First in the year 1569. Told in the format of diary entries, Grace narrates her adventures as she solves various mysteries in 16th century England.

Lady Grace Cavendish is someone completely set apart from these other characters, given that she is 13 when the series commences and she is incredibly likable in first person narrative

Lady Grace Cavendish is someone completely set apart from these other characters, given that she is 13 when the series commences and she is incredibly likable in first person narrative. I'm now on the fourth book of this series, and that should tell you how much I've enjoyed her adventures. The setting is rich of descriptions of food, clothing, events, and historical people, but never is it a boring laundry list.

The Lady Grace Mysteries is a detective fiction series about the escapades of Lady Grace Cavendish, a maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I. The books are written in the style of a diary. Each book sees her trying to solve a mystery of the royal court. The stories are set in 1569 and 1570, and there are twelve books so far; Assassin; Betrayal; Conspiracy; Deception; Exile; Feud; Gold; Haunted, Intrigue, Jinx, Keys, and Loot. The first book, Assassin, was published in 2004.

Delve into the daybooke of Lady Grace, Queen . Lady Grace Cavendish.

Lady Grace Cavendish. There is much excitement at Court as the famous painter Levina Teerlinc arrives to paint the Queen's portrait. The Maids of Honor are recruited to help entertain the Queen during the sittings, and to pose for the painter while the Queen is busy.

Assassin is the first book in the Lady Grace Mysteries. It is written under the pseudonym Grace Cavendish

Assassin is the first book in the Lady Grace Mysteries. It is written under the pseudonym Grace Cavendish. The thirteenth birthday of Lady Grace Cavendish, Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth I, has come and the Queen has decided that it is time for Grace to select the man she will marry upon her sixteenth birthday. The Queen herself handpicks three suitors for Grace to choose from at the St. Valentine's Ball.

Lady Grace Cavendish was a Maid of Honour at the court of Queen Elizabeth I. She became a ward of the court after both her parents were tragically killed in the service of the Queen. This book marks her debut in the world of writing. Библиографические данные. The Lady Grace Mysteries: Assassin The Lady Grace Mysteries.

My name is Lady Grace Cavendish, and I'm Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's favourite Maid of Honour

My name is Lady Grace Cavendish, and I'm Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's favourite Maid of Honour. Everyone thinks growing up at the Royal Court is all parties and feasts and jewels - but mysterious, dangerous things always seem to happen! And because I am small and smart and very good at sneaking around, the Queen has made me her very own special secret investigator. Last night was the Valentine's Ball, and I was supposed to pick a suitor there (boring!)

Since the death of her beloved mother, Lady Grace has become the Queen's favourite Maid of Honour. But even favourites have to obey the Queen's wishes - and the Queen wants Grace to be married.

Since the death of her beloved mother, Lady Grace has become the Queen's favourite Maid of Honour. Choosing between her suitors - kindly old Sir Charles, flash. Since the death of her beloved mother, Lady Grace has become the Queen's favourite Maid of Honour. Choosing between her suitors - kindly old Sir Charles, flashy Sir Gerald and sweet, anxious Lord Robert - is easy for Grace: she doesn't want to marry any of them!

Two historical mysteries starring Lady Grace in one special volume! In the Edgar-nominated Assassin, one suitor is dead with a knife in his back and another is under suspicion.

Two historical mysteries starring Lady Grace in one special volume! In the Edgar-nominated Assassin, one suitor is dead with a knife in his back and another is under suspicion. Also in The Grace Mysteries

WHEN MARGARET CAVENDISH, one of Elizabeth I’s Gentlewomen of the Bedchamber, lost her life in a bungled attempt to kill the Queen, her daughter, Lady Grace, became a protégée to the monarch, who takes Grace under her wing. Now Grace, a spunky girl who romps through the gardens with the laundry maids and court tumblers and rolls her eyes at her fellow ladies, chronicles the court intrigues that swirl around her. . . .It’s the spring of 1569 and 13-year-old Lady Grace, the youngest lady-in-waiting to the Queen, finds herself at a glittering ball choosing amongst three suitors. But the Queen’s generosity turns deadly as threats, dark secrets, and even murder descend on the Tudor court. And it is up to Grace to use her intelligence, stealth, and curious nature to solve the mystery that threatens the very lifeblood of England.
Reviews (7)
Vosho
This well written and fun book is definitely geared for tween and young teen girls. I am definitely not a tween, much, much older, but like reading YA fiction ever since Harry Potter showed us that this could be done in a way it could entertain adults. So, to reiterate, this book is not like that, it is targeted toward a younger reader, in the way the characters think, speak and act, as well as the basic plot. I think I would have enjoyed it very much when I was 10 or so.
But here is why I recommend it (and why I read it in the first place). The author is an incredibly accomplished writer of historical fiction. She easily transports you completely to a different time and place, and whether or not she is truly accurate, she writes so convincingly you believe the details of life she inserts so effortlessly are real and that is how it must have been. She also writes with humor and a good sense of pacing, so you are kept entertained on every page. So if you want to spend a few hours in Elizabethan England, learn what it was like to be a handmaiden in the Queen's court and be entertained by a fun and twisty mystery, read this book. If you want slightly more adult fare, read this author's other series, all extremely good, well written and with the same fabulous historical immersion.

VAZGINO
This YA by Patricia Finney is actually pretty good. It kept my attention throughout. I think it sells the YA audience short, as it felt unsophisticated, or some adjective I'm having a hard time coming up with. So don't look for the quality you'll find in Patricia Finney's other books. That said, suspend a bit of your own sophistication, and enjoy a light reads journey into the court of Elizabeth I.

Gaeuney
Lady Grace is a bright, spunky Maid of Honor to Queen Elizabeth who has the nerve to think for herself. When one of her suitors is murdered and another accused, she takes it on herself to solve the crime.
Lady Grace is a charming new detective, and I hope to see much more of her.

Jieylau
Patricia Finney is a favorite author of mine and she did a fine job on this story which is for younger readers than me of course. Period details are always correct and Lady Grace gave everyone a fine romp.

Larosa
I like the spunky heroine but she sure does talk a lot. Lots of action and good story line.

Maridor
Lady Grace Cavendish is a Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth the First in the year 1569. Taken under the Queen's protection after her mother was poisoned (inadvertently preventing an assassination attempt in the process), Grace is given a daybook in which she can record her daily life. Told in the format of diary entries, Grace narrates her adventures as she solves various mysteries in 16th century England.

Approaching her thirteenth birthday means she is nearly of marriageable age, and the Queen has chosen three suitors for her: young and handsome Lord Robert Radcliffe, old and amiable Sir Charles Amesbury, and arrogant but wealthy Sir Gerald Worthy. Grace is given the opportunity of choosing which of the three she prefers, with the Queen devising a test in which each one gives her an anonymous gift. Of these gifts, Grace is to select the one that she prefers, and the husband that goes with it.

For her part, Grace would rather walk the Queen's dogs and spend time with her secret friends, the acrobat Masou and the laundry-maid Ellie, but a fiancé is duly selected.

But later that night one of her rejected suitors is found dead and another is thrown into prison on suspicion of murdering him. Certain that her fiancé is innocent, Grace seeks permission from the Queen to investigate the matter further. Along with Masou and Ellie, she begins to question witnesses, uncover clues, and discover truths not only about the murder, but all three of her suitors and their families.

It's always tricky writing a story in diary-form, not only does first-person narrative run the risk of rampant egoism, but it's difficult to generate suspense when the reader is well-aware that the protagonist survives at least long enough to record their experiences at a later date, but author Patricia Finney handles the format well. Grace is a chatty and friendly young woman, managing to come across as a girl of her time-period, but also with enough modern sensibilities that the reader can relate to her.

Finney cleverly incorporates many of the outdated beliefs and superstitions of the time (Grace suggests that they look at the murder victim's corpse in the hope that the murderer will be reflected in his eyes) with common sense and rudimentary science that helps Grace discover the real culprit behind the murder. Furthermore, she captures the flavor of the Elizabethan era in regards to the language, culture, beliefs and details of the period, scattering in plenty of historical trivia that add to the richness of the reading experience. There's even a glossary added at the end of the book to help out readers with some of the terms used in the book.

This is a great first installment in a historical mystery series for young readers: great heroine, intriguing plot, fast paced, well researched, and with the promise of more to come.

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