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The Cardinal's Court
The Cardinal's Court

The Cardinal's Court

Hugh Mac Egan Mysteries


320 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Cloth, Mobipocket, EPUB

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $29.95)

Publication Date: July 2017

ISBN 9780750968393

Rights: US & CA

The History Press (Jul 2017)


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The first book in the Hugh Mac Egan series, Tudor murder mysteries in the style of C. J. Sansom

Hampton Court, 1522. Two young men, both heirs to an earldom, both rivals. Their hatred comes to a climax when Queen Katherine of Aragon brings her ladies-in-waiting to Cardinal Wolsey's luxurious palace. One of the ladies, Anne Boleyn, is to marry James Butler, son of the Earl of Ormond in Ireland, but appears more attracted to Harry Percy, son of the Earl of Northumberland. And when a member of the cardinal's staff is found shot dead with an arrow, Percy is quick to give evidence that implicates Butler. With Percy's testimony unexpectedly backed by Boleyn, things start to look bleak for the young Irishman. Luckily, his father has sent a Brehon lawyer, Hugh Mac Egan, over from Ormond to draw up the marriage contract between the Butlers and the Boleyns. With many years' experience in solving crimes, Mac Egan sets out to find the real killer.


"Mistaken identities, strange twists, an intelligent and likable heroine, and a tragic tale of sex, greed, and betrayal—make sure your historical mystery readers get this one on their radar." —Booklist starred review of A Shameful Murder

Author Biography

Cora Harrison is the author of the acclaimed Burren Mysteries, which include My Lady Judge, and numerous children's books, including I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend.