A Pawn for a Queen by Fiona Buckley
An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's (Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court)

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A quiet life at Withysham with her young daughter is all that widowed Ursula Blanchard desires. But as the waiting woman and spy for Queen Elizabeth I, she forfeits her needs for the sake of those she is pledged to protect -- even at her own peril....
Ursula's relatives enlist her help when her cousin, Edward Faldene, heads to Scotland carrying a dangerous weapon: a secret list of families loyal to Elizabeth's rival, Mary, Queen of Scots. Desperate to stop the treasonous mission, Ursula rides north in haste to intercept her cousin. It is a journey made without royal permission, and one made in vain....Ursula arrives in Edinburgh too late -- and finds herself tracking a killer inside the Scottish queen's court. Whom can she trust? Mary, the enemy, who is in fact kind and charming? Her genial courtiers? The aristocrat who vies for Ursula's heart? Every player falls under suspicion in a sinister game in which, for a queen, everyone is a pawn.
 

About Fiona Buckley

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Fiona Buckley is the author of eight historical mystery novels featuring Ursula Blanchard: To Shield the Queen, The Doublet Affair, Queen's Ransom, To Ruin a Queen, Queen of Ambition, A Pawn for a Queen, The Fugitive Queen, and The Siren Queen. She lives in North Surrey, England.
 
Published May 21, 2013 by Scribner. 384 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Recently widowed Ursula Blanchard, retired, as she thinks, from the service of Queen Elizabeth's spymaster, Sir William Cecil, has never liked the uncle and aunt who brought her up.

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In Fiona Buckley's A Pawn for a Queen: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, the sixth in the series, the queen's faithful lady-in-waiting and spy, now widowed, finds herself in

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In Fiona Buckley's A Pawn for a Queen: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court, the sixth in the series, the queen's faithful lady-in-waiting and spy, now widowed, finds herself in

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