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Grace Cavendish
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6 Jan 2005 The Lady Grace Mysteries (Book 4)
Queen Elizabeth is furious at the delays to the production of her new coin – and so Lady Grace and her fellow Maids of Honour escape her bad temper and set off to skate on the frozen Thames. But their outing turns sour when a body is discovered on the banks – a man blindfolded with coins on his eyes. Grace is sure something odd is going on and decides that, as the Queen's Lady Pursuivant, she should be the one to investigate. Along with her friends Ellie the laundrymaid and Masou the acrobat, she delves deep into a dangerous world of counterfeiting and corruption.


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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Doubleday Childrens (6 Jan 2005)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0385608497
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385608497
  • Product Dimensions: 12.5 x 2.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 968,029 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A gripping historical thriller" (Sunday Times)

"The book truly catches the feel of the royal court and the unpredictable plot leads the reader on many wild goose chases" (The Times)

"A wealth of historic detail" (INIS (Children's Books Ireland))

"The personal narrative, written with great attention to the details of Court life, is a fascinating and exciting read." (Sunday Tribune (Dublin))

"The reader is quickly drawn into the intrigue and chilling atmosphere of court life." (Primary Times: Hampshire) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Another thrilling historical mystery featuring Lady Grace Cavendish, set in a long Elizabethan winter.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book from the Lady Grace series. 5 July 2005
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It's late November of 1569, and thirteen-year-old Lady Grace Cavendish, a Maid of Honour to Queen Elizabeth I, can't wait to visit the Frost Fair on the frozen river Thames. But while visiting the fair, she and her fellow Maids discover a dead body in a boat frozen into the ice. When Grace discovers that the dead man's body has two coins on his eyes, and that those coins are counterfeit copies of a new coin that has not yet been released, she knows she has another mystery to solve. With the help of her best friends, Ellie the laundry maid, and Masou the tumbler, Grace is determined to find the villain responsible for the counterfeiting and murder. But every suspect seems to lead to a dead end. Will Grace find the true criminal in time?
This is another great Elizabethan mystery adventure with the very likable Lady Grace Cavendish. Told in the form of Grace's diary, this book not only has a great story, but brings to life the world of England in 1569. Readers who enjoyed the first three Lady Grace Mysteries won't want to miss this book, and new readers who love historical mysteries should definitely give this series a try. I can't wait to read the fifth book in this series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Lady Grace Mysteries: Deception 8 Dec 2012
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The Lady Grace Mysteries: Decption displays brilliant writing; great immediacy and empathy; exciting and full of suspence. The period is validly evoked. Very instructive and it's a real page-turner. I read it till 3.00 a.m.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazingly amazing!!! 22 April 2014
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I love this book because it makes you feel like you are Lady Grace and your trying to catch the baddie. On the whole a very good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book ever!!! 15 Oct 2013
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I read book one when I went to the library, I got hooked. So I ended up buying another copy of the second book on my kindle!! I loved that one too. Luckily I had read them in order and this was the second one, I guess I am going to have too go on the third book now :)
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