Book List in Order:13 titles

  • From the author of the successful Thomas the Falconer mysteries, comes a new historical series featuring Elizabethan intelligencer Martin Marbeck... The year is 1600; a new century dawns, full of omens and portents. War with Spain has dragged on f...


  • Government spy Marbeck uncovers a deadly conspiracy against Parliament and the King of England 1605: With the new King James on the throne, England is still fiercely divided between Catholic and Protestant. Ordered to keep watch on well-known Papi...


  • Summer 1604: England is on edge, as a high-powered Spanish delegation arrives in London to start vital and long-awaited treaty talks. King James, a year into his reign, wants to be seen as The Peacemaker King, bringing an end to nearly twenty years o...


  • Spring, 1603: Queen Elizabeth is dying, and England waits anxiously. The Virgin Queen hasn’t named an heir, refusing even to speak. Her cousin James, King of Scotland, is assumed to be her successor, but will the transition be peaceful? Sir Robert ...


  • From the author of the successful Thomas the Falconer mysteries comes a new historical series featuring Elizabethan intelligencer Martin Marbeck . . . 1600: a new century dawns. War with Spain has dragged on for fifteen years, the conflict in Ireland...


  • In the second mystery featuring actress Betsy Brand, she leaves London and begins a new and dangerous venture as a spy for her countryIn autumn 1671, war looms with Holland, while discontent grows with England’s dissolute monarch, Charles II. Me...


  • A young actress with a role in a Shakespeare tragedy finds herself investigating real-life murders In 1670, in the turbulent time following the Great Fire, a series of chilling murders shakes Restoration London. All are linked to the new Dorset Ga...


  • A Thomas the Falconer Mystery - 1596. Sir Robert Vicary is to host an important guest, Grigori Stanic, the ambassador of distant Muscovy, and Thomas the Falconer is called on to entertain the Russian party. The ambassador is to make a magnificent gif...


  • A Thomas the Falconer Mystery Winter 1594; the body of a young woman is found washed up beside the Thames. She has been cruelly mutilated, and cannot be identified. Meanwhile Thomas the Falconer arrives in frost-bound London on a sensitive mission: t...






  • A Thomas the Falconer Mystery Summer 1593; plague rages in London, and the people of southern England watch anxiously as the infection spreads. Meanwhile in rural Berkshire, there is great excitement in the isolated village of Lambourn, where a famil...


  • Will Thomas survive this investigation? The jury is out. In the year 1592, a series of terrible murders is spreading fear across the remote West Berkshire Downs. It is Thomas the Falconer who discovers the connection: all the dead men once sat on an ...


  • Thomas the Falconer tracks down a hawk and a ladyIn the summer of 1590, Thomas is sent to help Sir Giles Buckridge train a wild ramage hawk. But the hawk disappears, as does Sir Giles's eldest daughter, and Thomas is set on her trail. But before he f...


  • Thomas is falconer to Sir Robert Vicary of Petbury, a minor lord who has made some influential friends. Sir Robert takes Thomas with him to stay with Lord Edmund, the Earl of Reigate, a decadent and pompous noble who is keen to impress Queen Elizabet...