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by Kathy Lynn Emerson

eBook Face Down upon an Herbal (Elizabethan Mysteries) epub
  • ISBN: 0312180926
  • Author: Kathy Lynn Emerson
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Subcategory: Mystery
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St Martins Pr; 1st edition (April 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 295 pages
  • ePUB size: 1373 kb
  • FB2 size 1407 kb
  • Formats mobi lit azw txt


Every time I read an Elizabethan mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson, I feel like I've been transported back in time

Every time I read an Elizabethan mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson, I feel like I've been transported back in time. I hear the sounds of carriages passing by, smell the smells of the herbs in their kitchen, & feel I've met the most authentic characters I've ever encountered in a historical novel.

Face Down upon an Herbal marks the return of Susanna, Lady Appleton, an Elizabethan woman who literally wrote the book on poisons

Face Down upon an Herbal marks the return of Susanna, Lady Appleton, an Elizabethan woman who literally wrote the book on poisons. While her husband is away on a diplomatic mission to Scotland, Susanna is summoned by Queen Elizabeth to work on a new book of botanical decoctions at Madderly Castle. But when the herbalist learns that a pugnacious Scots baron has been found murdered atop the herbal that she has authored, she realizes that there is more to the queen's request.

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2nd of the Face Down historical mystery series by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally . Glenelg let the book fall open at random and silently perused the page.

2nd of the Face Down historical mystery series by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by St. Martin's Press and Kensington Books. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

The 2nd in the Face Down series (the first, Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie), Face Down Upon an Herbal continues the further sleuthing of Susanna, Lady Appleton, this time away from Leigh Abbey and most of those in the first book (no Jennet, nor her now-husband this time around).

Face Down upon an Herbal marks the return of Susanna, Lady Appleton, an Elizabethan woman who literally wrote the book on poisons.

in Mystery & Suspense, Historical Mystery. by Kathy Lynn Emerson. Books related to Face Down upon an Herbal. Face Down upon an Herbal. Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie. Kathy Lynn Emerson.

Kathy Lynn Emerson is an American writer of historical and mystery novels and non-fiction. She also uses the pseudonyms Kaitlyn Dunnett and Kate Emerson. Emerson writes historical mysteries as Kathy Lynn Emerson, historical fiction set in royal courts as Kate Emerson, and contemporary mystery books as Kaitlyn Dunnett. Her book How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries was nominated for two industry awards and won the 2008 Agatha Award for Best Non-Fiction.

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Having written the definitive book on poisons, Susanne knows she must find the link between her herbal and the man who was found dead reading it before it is too late.
Comments: (7)
Twentyfirstfinger
As usual with a mystery, I had no idea who did it until the very last moment.

The 2nd in the Face Down series (the first, Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie), Face Down Upon an Herbal continues the further sleuthing of Susanna, Lady Appleton, this time away from Leigh Abbey and most of those in the first book (no Jennet, nor her now-husband this time around). I enjoyed the change of scenery, and I again enjoyed the sights, sounds, and smells of what must have been 16th century life for an upper crust couple (tho *she's* the one who had the dough!).

And that's what I especially take away from these first two in the series, as I like reading a fiction set in an historical setting. As I said in my review of the first book, I am taking a course on the Late Middle Ages, and this seemed to tie into that (probably loosely, but still...).

If you thought Lady Appleton's husband, Robert, was a bit of jerk (charming, but still a jerk), you'll probably get p.o.'d at him all over again (as I did, lol), but I assume that this was typical behavior for the time as Robert had to marry in order to get to a higher station in life, and so resents Susanna if not quite on the surface, then definitely deep down.

Another excellent book in the series, and will definitely be getting the next one. :-)
Uaha
This book was a bit slower to get into than the first, but it finishes up well. Susanna is a strong smart woman who is up to the task of unraveling a thorny mystery. I even like her husband, randy as he is, because it's clear that he and his wife love each other, although most days they don't much like each other. That type of subtle complexity in characters makes for a satisfying reading experience. In hindsight, the clues are there throughout, no unsupported twists out of the blue. So give this book the chance to develop in its own sweet time. It will be worth it.
Lavivan
Lord Glenelg is an odious man. He is also a traitor. Now, a guest in Lord and Lady Madderly's castle, he has been murdered, though no one seems terribly upset about his loss. Enter Susanna, Lady Appleton, and her half-sister-in-law Catherine, enjoined by the Queen to visit Madderly Castle to assist its Lady with her herbal. Coincidence? Susanna thinks not, but that does not keep her from trying to solve this, and subsequent, murders.
I thoroughly enjoyed the first novel in this series, but did not like this one so well. The mystery was not as interesting, and the fact that Susanna was not at home hurt the entertainment value, I thought, particularly since it meant that her companion and confidante became half-sister Catherine rather than the feisty, outspoken Jennet from that first outing.
The author writes well about herbs and the times, informing us effortlessly of things we might not otherwise know, but while this was a pleasant read, it was a letdown from the first, though I'll probably try another in the series.
Yellow Judge
This is the second of Kathy Lynn Emerson's Face Down books that I've read. While the other one was slow moving, this one slowed down almost to a standstill. So-while I finished it, I wasn't drawn back to quickly see what was happening next. I knew not much would for a number of pages yet. They are interesting, set back in the past, without modern detection devices, just need to get a bit more speed on.
Altad
Great book
elektron
great read
Sinredeemer
Even better than the first of the "Face Down" series, Face Down Upon an Herbal an outstanding example of the historical mystery genre. Susanna, Lady Appleton, is an intelligent and engaging sleuth. The plot never hurries yet has definite direction, always leading toward the eagerly anticipated denouement. And the secondary characters are well-drawn and equally engaging. I can't wait for future entries in this series and hope there will be many more.
This is a wonderful series of historical mysteries. The characters are strong and grow in the course of the series, and the stories are fun--although not terribly hard to figure out, in this case at least. This did not deter me from enjoying this book at all. The pleasure of Elizabethan England is the greater joy here--all the more so because the historical details are correct!
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