Simon & Elizabeth Mysteries Series
Enter the world of the Tudor, and meet Simon Maldon, an unassuming young man who becomes part of Elizabeth Tudor’s life. When murder strikes, Simon and Elizabeth join forces to find the killer. With the political situation of the time, it’s always doubly dangerous for Simon: first to hunt a killer, but also to be called friend to the most fascinating Tudor of them all.
Poison, Your Grace - Book 2
Henry VIII is dead. His son Edward reigns, but it is obvious he will not live long. What will happen to the old king’s daughters when the young king is gone? Will the nation choose Catholic Mary, Protestant Elizabeth, or someone else entirely? These questions niggle at Simon Maldon’s mind, but as an apothecary’s apprentice, he is more worried about making enough money to marry his beloved Hannah and start a family.
Simon thinks Elizabeth has forgotten their friendship, but when one of the king’s ministers is poisoned, she calls on him to help, being well aware that the crime could be laid at her feet. Both Hannah and Simon are caught up in the investigation of a crime that turns more and more dangerous for them. Two commoners’ lives hardly matter to the powerful people who guide the young, sickly king. And what better way to eliminate a troublesome princess than to accuse Her Grace of murder by poison?
Book 1 in the Simon & Elizabeth Mysteries Series
Her Highness' First Murder
Elizabeth Tudor is as appalled as everyone else when headless corpses litter the streets of London, but when one of her own ladies is murdered, she vows to stop the killer. Her new friend Simon Maldon wants to help, and they join with a sergeant of the King’s Welsh Guard to investigate. Is the killer Elizabeth’s castellan? A creepy cleric who manages her household accounts? A madman captured on the grounds?
Religion seems to be a factor, since the murdered women are dressed in nun’s robes. Is it due to the fact that Henry has beheaded two wives or that he’s outlawed Catholicism in England? The answers aren’t clear, but danger soon stalks the two young people. As the guardsmen search frantically for the depraved killer, Simon finds himself a prisoner, alone and in trouble. Elizabeth’s life is threatened as well. It may be too late for one of them, maybe both, to emerge from Her Highness’ first murder alive.