C.W. Gortner



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 11 titles

  • Historical

    Jul-2018

    For readers of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir comes a dramatic novel of the beloved Empress Maria, the Danish girl who became the mother of the last Russian tsar. Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule. Narrated by the mother of Russia...

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  • General Fiction

    May-2016

    A lush, dramatic biographical novel of one of the most glamorous and alluring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, Marlene Dietrich -- from the gender-bending cabarets of Weimar Berlin to the lush film studios of Hollywood, a sweeping story of passio...

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  • Historical

    Feb-2016

    For fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, bestselling author C. W. Gortner effortlessly weaves history and drama in this captivating novel about one of the world’s most notorious families. Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and ter...

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  • Historical

    Mar-2015

    For readers of The Paris Wife and Z comes this vivid novel full of drama, passion, tragedy, and beauty that stunningly imagines the life of iconic fashion designer Coco Chanel -- the ambitious, gifted laundrywoman’s daughter who revolutionized fash...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Oct-2014

    The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles - 3

    London, 1558. Queen Mary is dead, and 25-year old Elizabeth ascends the throne. Summoned to court from exile abroad, Elizabeth's intimate spy, Brendan Prescott, is reunited with the young queen, as well as his beloved Kate, scheming William Cecil, an...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Jul-2013

    The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles - 2

    Hunted by a shadowy foe in Bloody Mary’s court, Brendan Prescott plunges into London’s treacherous underworld to unravel a dark conspiracy that could make Elizabeth queen -- or send her to her death in C.W. Gortner's The Tudor Conspiracy Engla...

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  • Literary

    Jun-2012

    No one believed I was destined for greatness. So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens -- the warrior who united a fractured country, the champion of th...

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  • Historical Mystery

    Feb-2011

    The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles - 1

    The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies. Summer 1553: A time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, is reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds...

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  • Historical

    Jun-2010

    The truth is, none of us are innocent. We all have sins to confess. So reveals Catherine de Medici in this brilliantly imagined novel about one of history's most powerful and controversial women. To some she was the ruthless queen who led France ...

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  • Romance

    Jul-2006

    Juana of Castile, the last queen of Spanish blood to inherit her country's throne, has been for centuries an enigmatic figure shrouded in lurid myth. Was she the bereft widow of legend who was driven mad by her loss, or has history misjudged a woman ...

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  • Thriller

    Sep-2004

    In this rousing historical adventure set in the Tudor court, we are swept back to the final days of Edward VI's reign, and a time of danger, deceit, and courage. Brendan Prescott, a foundling reared in Dudley household, arrives at court to serve as a...

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