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Poison Bed Hardcover – 2 April 2019

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  • Hardcover : 416 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1643130242
  • Dimensions : 15.24 x 3.56 x 22.86 cm
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1643130248
  • Publisher : Pegasus Crime (2 April 2019)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
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"A riveting tale, giving us a new take on an old mystery, with her unique, accomplished skill. Her characters live, an age is evoked, and the story surges on with vivid pace. I cannot recommend this highly enough."--Alison Weir, New York Times bestselling author "Santa Montefiore, author of 'The Daughters of Ireland'"

"A thoroughly compelling tale of sexually-charged intrigue and murder. Once started, impossible to put down."--Minette Walters "Publishers Weekly (starred)"

"A Jacobean Gone Girl--dark and deeply satisfying, The Poison Bed is a tale of monstrous intrigue and murder."--Miranda Carter, author of 'George, Nicholas, and Wilhelm' "Santa Montefiore, author of 'The Daughters of Ireland'"

"Deliciously sinister. A toxic blend of glamour, intrigue, and ambition."--Andrew Taylor, author of 'The Fire Court' "Santa Montefiore, author of 'The Daughters of Ireland'"

"Engaging. The novel's depiction of the Jacobean age has the vivid, cleverly constructed and always faintly unreal quality of a stage set."-- "New York Times Book Review"

"Fremantle has taken the love story of Lady Frances Howard and Robert Carr in 1615 England and made it indelible. Fremantle's gift is in reimagining the emotions and circumstances of Frances and Robert. Will stick with you long after you turn the last page."--Minette Walters "Mystery Scene"

"Fremantle is one of the most electric writers working in the historical space today."-- "CrimeReads"

"Gripping and fascinating. Fremantle is a master."--Minette Walters "Santa Montefiore, author of 'The Daughters of Ireland'"

"Like all the best writers of historical thrillers, Elizabeth Fremantle weaves together documented fact with sensitively imagined fiction to create a novel that helps us understand a time and place better. It doesn't matter if you guess whodunit, early or late. The tale is in the telling, and so is the readerly enjoyment. If your idea of a great summer read is closer to The Miniaturist than Gone Girl, I highly recommend The Poison Bed."-- "NPR"

"Rich in historical detail. Bound to please fans of court intrigue."-- "Booklist"

About the Author

Elizabeth Fremantle is the acclaimed author of Sisters of Treason, Queen's Gambit, and Watch the Lady, and she has contributed to Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, and the Sunday Times (London). She lives in London.

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