Murder in the queen's wardrobe / Kathy Lynn Emerson.

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    • Publication Information:
      First world edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: London, 1582: Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, a talented and well-educated woman of independent means, is recruited by Queen Elizabeth I's spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, to be lady-in-waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of the queen. With her talent in languages and knowledge of ciphers and codes, she will be integral to the spymaster as an intelligence gatherer, being able to get close to Lady Mary just at the time when she is being courted by Russia's Ivan the Terrible. However, there are some nobles at court who will do anything they can to thwart such an alliance; and Rosamond soon realizes the extent of the danger, when a prominent official is murdered and then an attempt is made on both her and Lady Mary's lives. In her quest to protect her ward--and her estranged husband--Rosamond must put herself in mortal peril.
    • ISBN:
      9780727884596 (hbk.)
      072788459X (hbk.)
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      EMERSON, K. L. Murder in the queen’s wardrobe. First world edition. [s. l.]: Severn House, 2015. ISBN 9780727884596. Disponível em: Acesso em: 24 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Emerson KL. Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe. First world edition. Severn House; 2015. Accessed September 24, 2020.
    • APA:
      Emerson, K. L. (2015). Murder in the queen’s wardrobe (First world edition.). Severn House.
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      Emerson, Kathy Lynn. 2015. Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe. First world edition. A Mistress Jaffrey Mystery. Severn House.
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      Emerson, K. L. (2015) Murder in the queen’s wardrobe. First world edition. Severn House (A Mistress Jaffrey mystery). Available at: (Accessed: 24 September 2020).
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      Emerson, KL 2015, Murder in the queen’s wardrobe, First world edition., A Mistress Jaffrey mystery, Severn House, viewed 24 September 2020, .
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      Emerson, Kathy Lynn. Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe. First world edition., Severn House, 2015. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Emerson, Kathy Lynn. Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe. First world edition. A Mistress Jaffrey Mystery. Severn House, 2015.
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      Emerson KL. Murder in the queen’s wardrobe [Internet]. First world edition. Severn House; 2015 [cited 2020 Sep 24]. (A Mistress Jaffrey mystery). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2015 February #2

If Rosamund Jaffrey were living today, she might be CEO of a global company. Since she lived in the sixteenth century, however, she is relegated to serving as an agent for Queen Elizabeth I's spymaster, Francis Walsingham. Her mission: to protect Lady Mary Hastings, who's being offered to Russia's Czar Ivan in the hopes of forging a political alliance between Russia and England. Behind the scenes, there are factions in the queen's court who want their own candidate to marry the czar and who pose a threat to the vulnerable Lady Mary. The carrot to get Rosamund to take on the risky mission? Her husband is in Russia and may be in terrible danger, especially if the alliance between the two countries doesn't happen. But even someone as tough as Rosamund faces terrible danger from those at court who see her as an impediment who should be eliminated. First-rate storytelling, eye-opening details of the politics and customs of the time, a taut and riveting plot, unexpected humor, and a charming and admirable heroine make this a fine choice for historical-mystery fans. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2015 February #1

This new series by Emerson is a spin-off of her "Face Down" Elizabethan mysteries featuring Susanna, Lady Appleton. Rosamond Jaffrey was raised by Lady Appleton, even though she was the illegitimate daughter of Lady Appleton's late husband. In order to avoid an arranged marriage, Rosamond married a childhood friend, Rob Jaffrey, who lived on the Appleton estate. Now she has control of her own fortune and is enjoying life on her own terms when she is asked by a family friend to pose as a lady-in-waiting for Lady Mary Hastings, a cousin of Queen Elizabeth I, in order to gather information for Sir Francis Walsingham, the queen's spymaster. When Rosamond's contact is murdered and Lady Mary is injured, Rosamond uses all her skills to unmask the person behind the plot. At the same time, Rob is in Russia on business but has been arrested. VERDICT This novel is as much a spy thriller as a historical mystery. The author's detailed knowledge of the time period is evident as she interweaves historical figures with her fictional characters. An exciting final twist ties the two story lines together. Rosamond is a feisty, fiercely independent, and very likable protagonist. Recommended for fans of Emerson's previous series as well as for readers of Fiona Buckley, Karen Harper, and Amanda Carmack.—Jean King, West Hempstead P.L., NY

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PW Reviews 2015 January #4

Fans of Emerson's historical mysteries will be intrigued by the debut of grown-up Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey as "intelligence gatherer" in this first in a new Tudor series. Negotiations for an English princess to marry Russia's Ivan the Terrible ensnare Rosamond and several other characters from the author's Face Down series. High-spirited, educated, and independent, Rosamond is apparently ill suited to the position of gentlewoman to Lady Mary Hastings, cousin to Queen Elizabeth, a role Rosamond reluctantly accepts in order to protect her estranged husband, who has accompanied an English trading company to Russia. Planted in Lady Mary's household to report conversations in Russian, Rosamond struggles first with boredom, then with growing concern as a death and subsequent attacks on members of the household lure her to investigate who and why someone would want to commit murder. Emerson draws on her solid knowledge of the period to evoke vividly daily life in late 16th-century England. Agent: Christina Hogrebe, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Mar.)

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