The Plague Road - A John Grey Historical Mystery (Paperback)L.C. Tyler (author)
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'Witty and amazing, L. C. Tyler has a wicked sense of humour' M. C. Beaton
1665, and the Great Plague has London in its grip. Where better, then, to hide a murdered man than among the corpses on their way to the Plague pit?
When a supposed Plague victim is found with a knife in his back, John Grey, now a successful lawyer, is called in to investigate. The dead man was known to be carrying a compromising letter from the Duke of York to the French ambassador. Now the letter has vanished and Secretary of State Lord Arlington wants it.
But Arlington is not the only one trying to recover the letter. Somebody has killed once trying to obtain it - and is prepared to kill again. Grey must set off on a journey through Plague-ravaged England to fulfil his commission and keep himself safe from his enemies - if the Plague doesn't get him first...
Praise for L.C. Tyler
'Tyler juggles his characters, story wit and clever one liners with perfect balance' The Times
'A historical thriller, but one written with tongue firmly in cheek . . . Tyler is a witty writer, and this third outing for Grey is great fun' - Sunday Times
'An exciting, well-plotted and brilliantly witty historical mystery' For Winter Nights
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm
A cracking pace, lively dialogue, wickedly witty one-liners salted with sophistication . . . Why would we not want more of John Grey? * The Bookbag *
An exciting, well-plotted and brilliantly witty historical mystery * For Winter Nights *
Cracking! * Evening Telegraph *
L.C. Tyler [sets] sharply observed period detail against a witty, vividly characterised version of life in the 17th century * Independent *
Stirring stuff, with lively repartee, from a master of the genre * Irish Independent *
Tyler is a witty writer, and this third outing for Grey is great fun * Sunday Times *
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