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1587 After three long years exiled from home and family and drawn into the depths of the London underworld under the tutelage of Elizabeth I’s spymaster Francis Walsingham Hew returns to Scotland with his new English wife FrancesThe execution of Mary ueen of Scots has unleash. I very much enjoyed this latest in the Hew Cullen series We discover what befalls Hew after he is rescued from certain death and spirited off to London where he is tutored in the art of spying by Walsingham ueen Elizabeth s Secretary and spymaster I loved the accuracy of detail and it s clear that a great deal of meticulous research went into this novel Set in the period shortly before the execution of Mary ueen of Scots it s fascinating to learn of the tensions and distrust between Scotland and England at this time Eventually after several years Hew is allowed to return home with his new wife Frances In Presbyterian Scotland however his marriage is not recognised His sister Meg and brother in law Giles while happy to see Hew are cautious about his choice of wife Back in Scotland Hew is summoned to the court of King James and asked to solve a puzzle which has troubled the King Should he be successful he will be able to marry legallyHowever there is a murder at the University and Hew is enlisted to uncover the killer Hew manages to work out the answer to both so earning the right to marry his Frances in Scotland I particularly enjoy the use of many of the old Scots words and was happy to see the links to museums etc where further reading could be done There was an interesting twist at the end which is making me look forward to the next Hew Cullen story

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ueen Country Hew Cullan Mystery #5

Olise and is it a message from his dead mother And are the local painters all that they appearIf Hew solves the mystery his marriage to Frances will be blessed The stakes have never been higher as he embarks on a uest for love and life ueen Country is the fifth Hew Cullan myste. Although this was a bit descriptive than action the characters are so well rounded and not black or white that they are really enjoyable In the last 2 book everything seems to happen in the last uarter of the book but still some goid twists and turns when we get there

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Ed a torrent of anti English sentiment in the Scottish people and fear in King James VI jeopardising Hew’s now unlawful marriage However the king invites Hew to investigate the perplexing meaning of a death’s head painting that has come into his possession What does it symb. To someone new to the Huw Cullan mysteries this had an extremely slow start Everything that happens happens in the last 50 100 pages or so The crux of the story was actually really intriguing and the second half felt like a completely different book to the first half I want to recommend it based on the ending but feel as though I can t because of the tedious start


10 thoughts on “ueen Country Hew Cullan Mystery #5

  1. says:

    In fairness this was very much a filler book Hew's life in exile then return to Scotland take up most of the narrative It isn't until 50 pages from the end we get a murder suicide at the college and just before that a reuest from King James to find out where a mysterious morbid painting came fromThat's not to say nothing happens Hew is put to work by Francis Walsingham on letters and ciphers even meeting the o

  2. says:

    Because I started by reading a Calendar in Crime and then went back to book 1 I have now finished all the Hew Callan books I absolutely loved being immersed in the late 1500s and I particularly enjoyed the novels set in St

  3. says:

    I very much enjoyed this latest in the Hew Cullen series We discover what befalls Hew after he is rescued from

  4. says:

    So much than a mystery An excellent historical thriller filled with rich characters who you want to know about

  5. says:

    Not read any others in this series but managed to pick up and enjoy this Looks at the story of Mary ueen of Scots death and it's affect in Sco

  6. says:

    To someone new to the Huw Cullan mysteries this had an extremely slow start Everything that happens happens in the last 50 100 pages or so The crux of the story was actually really intriguing and the second half felt like a completely different book to the first half I want to recommend it based on the ending but feel as though I can't because of the tedious start

  7. says:

    Old friends Another well written Hew Cullan book which was good reading from beginning to end In some places the storyline could have been dev

  8. says:

    Although this was a bit descriptive than action the characters are so well rounded and not black or white that they are really enjoyable In the last 2 book everything seems to happen in the last uarter of the boo

  9. says:

    South of the BorderHew Cullan’s previous adventure ended with him facing a horrific execution before being suddenly freed by agents working for Elizabeth I’s spymaster Francis Walsingham Spirited south of the border and incarcerated in London Hew has slowly proved his worth to the English and is working towards being

  10. says:

    It was a great read I liked how the author showed us Elizabethan England from the eyes of an exiled Scot Hew is Loyal to his country but is trapped in England and to add matters finds out about the Babington plotHe is allowed to return home with his new wife and King James asks for his help The joy of the book is the Scots reaction to the execution of Mary ueen of Scots The hatred of all things English and thereby making

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