Day of Wrath by Iris Collier
A Mystery

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Nicholas Peverell has returned to his manor house in Sussex after visiting King Henry VIII at court to find that his loyal steward has been murdered---strangled and thrown from the manor house tower. Nicholas immediately decides to launch an investigation.

He also has to deal with the unrest among the monks at his priory---King Henry is trying to reform the church and the plight of the monks is as yet unsure---could they somehow be involved?

Nicholas' problems are further exacerbated when beautiful and talented local girl Jane Warrener tells him she has overheard talk of a conspiracy against the king. It is her notion that his steward's murder had something to do with it. Perhaps he overheard the conspirators and they killed him off before he could betray their plans. . . .

If this is the case, and with King Henry's untimely announcement of his intention to visit Peverell Manor on his way to Portsmouth in just a few days, Nicholas has no time to lose if he is to hunt down the murderous traitors and save the life of his king.

About Iris Collier

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Iris Collier is the daughter of a professional musician and was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge, where she read history. She taught creative writing in Chichester for a number of years and now lives in Boxgrove, England, where she researches and writes history books and thrillers. She is very interested in the rich history of England, and in particular, the history of the local priory at Boxgrove, where she gives guided tours. Boxgrove Priory and its environs provided much of the background and inspiration for Day of Wrath, her first historical crime novel.Iris is married to a former diplomat, and has traveled a great deal throughout her married life. She has two grown children and one grandson.
Published May 13, 2002 by Minotaur Books. 320 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Lord Nicholas Peverell, a member of Henry VIII's court, has reluctantly been helping the King liquidate the wealthy monasteries of England when he returns from London to his own beloved estate in Sussex to find tragedy: his steward, Matthew Hayward, strangled at the foot of the grain tower.

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Nicholas Peverell, adviser to King Henry VIII, returns home to find that thieves have apparently murdered his steward in this middling debut mystery from British historian Collier.

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Nicholas doesn't know if the threat comes from, .

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