The Body in the Thames by Susanna Gregory
Chaloner's Sixth Exploit in Restoration London (Thomas Chaloner Mysteries)

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In the dilapidated surroundings of the Savoy, a delegation from the government in the Netherlands is gathered in a last ditch attempt to secure peace between the two countries. Thomas Chaloner, active in Holland during Cromwell's time, is horrified at the violent aggression and hatred shown to the Dutch by ordinary Londoners, but is more worried by the dismissive attitude with which they are greeted by the King's ministers and officials. He has experienced the futilities of war at first hand and has no wish to witness another.

Then the body of his former brother-in-law is found in the Thames, and Chaloner discovers the dead man has left enigmatic clues to a motivation for his murder. These may be linked to a plot to steal the crown jewels, or perhaps to a conspiracy to ensure that no peace is secured between the two nations. Whichever it proves to be, Chaloner knows he has very little time to decipher the pointers left to him…

About Susanna Gregory

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Susanna Gregory is a Cambridge academic living in Wales with her husband, also a writer. She is the creator of the popular Matthew Bartholomew series.
Published April 1, 2011 by Little, Brown Book Group. 352 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the latest of the Thomas Chaloner novels, set just a few months after the events of A MURDER ON LONDON BRIDGE, we see the Lord Chancellor's spy caught in a maelstrom of unexpected situations.

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