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Guns in the North
13 Jul 2017 * EBOOK * £6.99 * 9781786696168

Elizabethan intrigue in an omnibus: roguish courtiers, rival gangs, border raiders, treason, realpolitik and unbridled ambition.

Fiction / FFH (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 912 pages
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Knives in the South
Swords in the East
Also in Sir Robert Carey Mysteries Omnibus series
Guns in the NorthSir Robert Carey Mysteries Omnibus, 1P.F. Chisholm


Robert Carey, eighth son of Lord Hunsdon, has – to his servants' dismay – abandoned Queen Elizabeth I's court and is heading north to take up the post of Deputy Warden of the English West March, a lawless badlands, peopled by cattle-rustlers, horse-thieves, arsonists, kidnappers and murderers created by centuries of Anglo-Scottish conflict. Carey, in his lace-collared, pearl-sashed courtly finery, will be expected to bring order to this bloody flux.

Plunging readers straight into the raucous world of late sixteenth-century border reivers and unfettered Elizabethan intrigue, Guns in the North, the first chronicle of Sir Robert Carey's adventures, collecting the novels A Famine of Horses, A Season of Knives and A Surfeit of Guns under one volume.

A Famine of Horses © 1994.
A Season of Knives © 1995.
A Surfeit of Guns © 1996.

P.F. Chisholm is an author and journalist. She is a graduate of Oxford University with a degree in History. Her first novel, A Shadow of Gulls, published when she was eighteen, won the David Higham Award for Best First Novel.

Diana Gabaldon is writing an introduction.

By a bestselling author and winner of a David Higham award and a Mystery Writers of America award.

Books 1, 2 and 3 in omnibus edition.

MARKET: C.J. Sansom; S.J. Parris.

'A Chisholm novel will offer an unforgettable Elizabethan pilgrimage' Kirkus Reviews

'It's a lively, lifelike adventure that just happens to feature some of the most famous people in the history of drama' Booklist

'Full of romance and intrigue with a great mix of real and imagined characters. The plots unfold with all the drama of a Wild West tale and will have broad appeal to those who enjoy historical adventure and historical mystery alike' Historical Novel Society

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