The Lady Flirts with Death, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan
  • Peg Herring
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  • ISBN-10: 143282712X
  • ISBN-13: 9781432827120
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: .70 lbs ( .32 kgs)
  • 246 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • © 2013 | Published



In this third book of the Simon & Elizabeth Mysteries‚ Elizabeth Tudor is declared a traitor and imprisoned in the Tower of London. Visiting the princess secretly‚ her friend Simon Maldon discovers another cause for worry. His friend Peto the Pope has been arrested for a murder he swears he did not commit.

As Simon frets over Elizabeth’s peril and Peto’s certain execution‚ his wife Hannah deals with her own mystery after taking in a frightened pregnant girl who‚ she later learns‚ is not as she first seemed. Neither Simon nor Hannah pays attention to the other’s problems‚ although they should. Matters spin quickly into grave danger‚ and they both might die as they try their best to save the lives of others.

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Five Star First Edition Mystery Standing Order Plan

Five Star Mysteries are standard print, first editions from award-winning authors as well as up-and-coming authors of the Mystery genre. These hardcover first editions will consist of new novels and short story collections plus novels that have been restored from original typescripts. The Five Star First Edition Mystery Series titles are carefully selected to appeal to a broad range of genre fans and include all subgenres of mystery: romantic suspense, traditional mysteries, private eye novels, cozies, hard-boiled detectives, and short story collections. The mystery genre continues to boom and this plan speaks directly to what today’s readers want -- a mix of original novels and short fiction collections from established, award-winning professionals as well as up-and-coming writers in the field. Previous authors have included Ralph McInerny, Catherine Dain, Les Roberts, Jeremiah Healy, and more. New, as of June 2004, four (4) titles shipped approximately every four weeks. Actual covers may be different from those shown.


"The third title in Herring’s excellent historical series (after Poison, Your Grace) captivates with its smooth prose, on-the-ground details, and use of clever and unexpected characters. Princess Elizabeth’s role is quieter in this outing, but watching the Maldon family grow is rewarding. Also a good choice for YA readers."-Library Journal, March 1, 2013

— Library Journal

“Being a friend to both a royal and a crook can be a dangerous pastime . . . notable . . . historical detail.”-Kirkus, February 15, 2013

— Kirkus

"“Herring’s fine third 16th-century mystery . . . (after 2011’s Poison, Your Grace), apothecary Simon Maldon, disguised as a priest, visits his royal friend, 19-year-old Elizabeth Tudor, in the Tower of London. Herring deftly explores the theme of loyalty in a time of deep religious division. Engaging characters and a well-paced plot . . .” - Publishers Weekly, March 1, 2013 "

— Publishers Weekly