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Face Down Upon an Herbal (1998)

by Kathy Lynn Emerson (Author)

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An Elizabethan mystery, featuring a woman detective. While I find that aspect of it a bit dubious at times, it’s a fun read, and one of my favorite periods of history. [Sept. 2011] ( )
  maureene87 | Apr 4, 2013 |
A library patron recommended this book to me, and I am finding it to be a fun, quick read. Susanna, Lady Appleton is a strong female character who has written a book about herbal decoctions. Susanna is summoned by Queen Elizabeth to Madderly Castle to assist a noblewoman there who is working on a book about herbal remedies. When Susanna arrives at the castle, she finds that a murder has been committed and she is soon pulled into finding out who the killer is. This is mostly a "cozy" mystery - not too many gory details. What I like most about this book is the plethora of period detail about everyday life.
  RAPS | Jun 5, 2008 |
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The 16th century herbalist, Lady Appleton, travels to Madderly Castle to help Lady Madderly write a book on herbs. When her hostess is bludgeoned with a candlestick, Lady Appleton hunts for the killer.

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